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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.

Bonaccorsi Master Sommelier Exam Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas


  • This application applies to students sitting for the CMS Master Sommelier Exam, Tasting and Practical only. It does not apply to students sitting for the CMS Master Theory Exam. Scholarship amount is $2,000.

  • Deadline

    August 14, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    This application is now closed.
    Vetting in process.

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Wilson Daniels Master of Wine & Master Sommelier Exam Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Wilson Daniels


  • This application applies to Institute of Masters of Wine, MW Stage 2 candidates and to students sitting for any part of the CMS Master Sommelier Exam (theory, practical, and tasting) in 2022. Scholarship amount: $2000

  • Deadline

    August 14, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    This application is now closed.
    Vetting in process.

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Assemblage Wine Scholarship for Aspiring Sommeliers

  • Sponsor

    Assemblage Personal Beverage Consulting


  • Two $700 scholarships to be applied toward introductory level wine education (Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Class, WSET Leve1 or 2 in Wines, and similar courses/exams.

  • Deadline

    September 5, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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Laurent-Perrier Women in Wine Leadership Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Champagne Laurent-Perrier,


  • This scholarship applies to women seeking wine education and certification. Scholarship amount is $2000.

  • Deadline

    September 5, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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CMS International Advanced Course & Exam Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas


  • This application applies to the 2022 CMS Advanced Course or Exam for INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTS ONLY, it excludes residents from Canada and the United States. Scholarship amount is $1285. This scholarship may be awarded retroactively for courses/exams already taken in 2022.

  • Deadline

    September 18, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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Texas Wine School Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    The Texas Wine School


  • This application applies to students pursuing the WSET Level 3 Certification. Two WSET Level 3 Online Courses will be awarded.

  • Deadline

    September 18, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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Cooper’s Hawk Scholarship for BIPOC American Wine Professionals

  • Sponsor

    Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant


  • This scholarship is to assist BIPOC Americans who are passionate about pursuing a career in the wine industry. Scholarship amount is $1000.

  • Deadline

    September 25, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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Napa Valley Wine Academy Scholarships

  • Sponsor

    Napa Valley Wine Academy


  • These scholarships apply to any professional looking to further their wine education through online or in-person classes. ***Must work and reside in the United States.

  • Deadline

    September 25, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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Les Dames d’Escoffier, Dallas Chapter Scholarship in Wine Studies

  • Sponsor

    Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International


  • This scholarship is to assist a woman currently working toward a high-level certification in the wine industry through IMW, CMS or WSET. Scholarship amount is $1000. Texas residents only.

  • Deadline

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


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Women’s Wine Guild of Colorado – Women Empowerment Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Tag Restaurant Group


  • This scholarship for a woman currently working in the Hospitality, Wine, Food, and Beverage Industry in the state of Colorado. Scholarship funds are to be used toward WSET Level 1 or 2, Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory or Certified Courses/Exams, or Society of Wine Educators Certified Specialist of Wine Exam. Scholarship amount is $1000.

  • Deadline

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


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