Sponsor a Scholarship

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SommFoundation scholarships provide beverage professionals with assistance in pursuing their professional goals. Current application-based scholarships assist with costs associated with all levels of the Court of Master Sommeliers exams and the Master of Wine Exam. Scholarships are also awarded for best performance in competitive settings, such as the TEXSOM Best Sommelier Competition and the Luxicon Tour competition. Our goal is to create more scholarships for aspiring professionals, including sommeliers, winemakers, journalists, bartenders, wine directors, restaurateurs and many others associated with the beverage industry.

See a partial list of past recipients here 

Sponsor Details 

Sponsors may be entities or individuals. Sponsors will receive recognition and publicity on our website, social media and at SommFoundation and affiliate events. Build loyalty and support for your brand by supporting this community. For more information on sponsoring a scholarship, please contact us at

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Some of our scholarship sponsors include:

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Treasury Wine Estates, Jackson Family Wines, Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, Mark Anthony/Wolf Blass Wines, Dry Creek Kitchen (Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot), The Rudd Foundation, Sonoma-Cutrer, Wilson Daniels, David & Diane Carpenter, & Realm Cellars.

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