SSU awards scholarships, others still available

Rohnert Park, Calif.—The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University announced the first group of 15 students to each receive $10,000 scholarships as part of the Wine Industry Scholars Program to support the access, retention and graduation of first-generation university students from the families of vineyard and winery workers.

Wine Industry Scholar Program contributors include the Kalmanovitz Foundation; Rodney Strong Vineyards; Cooperages 1912; Gary Heck of Korbel; Walt and Sylvia Klenz of VinCraft; Mel and Craig McKibben; Carol O'Hara of BPM; Ron Rubin of The Rubin Family of Wines; Barbara Talbott and John Riley; Gould Evans; Douglas Thornley and Susan Lundquist; and Chris and Kathy Burt. 

Wine Business Institute scholarships still available in 2018 include Charlie Palmer’s Pigs and Pinot Annual Scholarship in the amount of $10,000; Donn P. Reisen Scholarship for MBA Students in Wine Business in the amount of $5,000; Liz Thach Wine Industry Scholarship in the amount of $1,500; La Tosh Wine Scholarship in the amount of $2,000; two Southern Wine & Spirits of America Wine Business Scholarships in the amount of $10,000; Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Wine Business Scholarship in the amount of $2,500; and Vintage Wine Estates Wine MBA Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. The deadline for all applications is Feb. 23. To apply visit: tfaforms.com

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