SommFoundation

Competitive 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.

Rudd Foundation – Rudd Round Table Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Rudd Foundation


  • This $5000 scholarship is awarded to the top scorer at each Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Exam. Recipients are also invited to participate in the annual Rudd Round Table Event.

  • Availability
    Awarded for best performance at the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Exam

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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Walter Clore Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Ste. Michelle Wine Estates


  • $500 Scholarship and a bottle of Walter Clore Reserve to the top scorer on each Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Exam

  • Availability
    Awarded for best performance at the Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Exam

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TEXSOM Best Sommelier Competition

  • Sponsor

    SommFoundation


  • The competition includes a tasting exam, practical service exam and written theory exam and is judged by Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine from around the globe. First Place: $2500, 2nd Place: $1500, 3rd Place: $1000.

  • Availability
    Annual Competition at TEXSOM

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Treasury Wine Estates Luxicon Tour

  • Sponsor

    Treasury Wine Estates


  • Blind Tasting and Written Essay competition tour in multiple U.S. Cities – Scholarship amount is $1200

  • Availability
    Annual Multi-City Tour starting in the fall

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