SommFoundation

Open Scholarships

We award over $100,000 in annual scholarships to beverage professionals worldwide. Currently, we offer fifteen scholarship programs, some application-based (award based on merit and need) and some competition-based. Scholarships range from $500-$5000.

Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot CMS Introductory Course/Exam Scholarship

  • Sponsors

    Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot, Dry Creek Kitchen


  • This application applies to students taking the Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Course and Exam. Scholarship amount is $700.

  • Deadline

    November 16, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    This application is now closed.
    All applicants have been notified of their standing.

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Dan Gulbronsen Memorial Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    SommFoundation


  • This scholarship is to assist with expenses related to the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Course, The Society of Wine Certified Wine Educator Course, or the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines. Scholarship amount is $2000.

  • Deadline

    January 9, 2023, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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Joey Zapata Memorial Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Elizabeth Rose Mandalou & Anne Therese Moses


  • This scholarship is to assist with expenses related to the Court of Master Sommeliers-Americas Advanced Exam. This scholarship is in the amount of $1,328.

  • Deadline

    January 31, 2023, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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Debbie Lewis Women in Wine Scholarship

  • Sponsors

    Lewis Cellars


  • This scholarship applies to women pursuing wine education/certification. Scholarship amount is $5000.

  • Deadline

    February 20, 2023, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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