Scholarships + Sabbatical

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Scholarships Introduction

Wine Industry Scholarships

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation facilitates scholarships on behalf of Washington’s wine industry for qualifying students pursuing studies in viticulture, enology, and other wine-related studies. These scholarships are made possible through generous gifts from donors who care about the future of Washington’s wine industry.


2019/2020 Scholarships are closed for processing. Thank you to everyone who applied!


Click here to learn about the Foundation’s four scholarships.



See how Carina Ocampo, Zach Cartwright, and Allison Baker have used their Foundation Scholarships to pursue their V&E interests.

Read scholarship success stories


We’ve gathered a list of other scholarships related to this industry.

See other industry scholarships


Bill Powers Sabbatical

In honor of Bill Powers, his family and associates developed the Bill Powers Sabbatical Fund to enable a professional currently employed in the Washington State grape or wine industry to undertake a sabbatical in an established wine-producing region of the world to learn about an aspect of wine grape growing and/or winemaking that will further their professional career and benefit the Washington grape and wine industry.


The sabbatical awards up to $5,000 to one individual currently working in the Washington state grape or wine industry with five years of experience in viticulture or enology. Funds may be used for travel, room and board, and other education-related expenses.


Deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. 



Your career in the wine industry starts and grows here.

The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships appropriate for every stage of life.

View 2018 Scholarship Recipients


View 2018 Powers Sabbatical Recipient 

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