SommFoundation

Annual Scholarships

We award over $150,000 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.

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)

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

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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.

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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)


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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)

    This application is now closed.
    Vetting in process.

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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)

    This application is now closed.
    Vetting in process.

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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.

  • Availability
    Opens in late fall

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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.

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Jackson Family Wines CMS Master Sommelier Exam & IMW Master of Wine Exam Scholarship for Canadians.

  • Sponsor

    Jackson Family Wines


  • This scholarship applies to students sitting for the Master of Wine Exam, Stage 2 or students sitting for the Master Sommelier Exam (Theory, Practical, and/or Tasting) in 2022. Scholarship amount is $2000. Must work and reside in Canada.

  • Availability
    Opens in Spring

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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)

    This application is now closed.
    Vetting in process.

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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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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)

    This application is now closed.
    Vetting in process.

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SommFoundation Master of Wine Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    SommFoundation


  • This Scholarship is for Institute of Masters of Wine, Master of Wine Students, (Stage 2). Award amount is $3000.

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Sonoma-Cutrer Scholarship for CMS Certified Exam, Advanced Course, and Advanced Exam

  • Sponsor

    Sonoma-Cutrer


  • This application applies to students planning to sit for the CMS Certified Exam, Advanced Course, or Advanced Exam in 2022. Certified scholarship amount is $595, Advanced Course Scholarship is $1499 and Advanced Exam Scholarship is $1195.

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Unger Advanced Sommelier Exam Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas


  • This application applies to students sitting for the Advanced Sommelier Exam, Tasting and Practical only. This scholarship does not apply to the Advanced Theory Exam. Scholarship amount is $1250.

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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.
    All applicants have been notified of their standing.

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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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