The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (WWIF) 2017-2018 Scholarship Application is now open!
Eligible students pursuing degrees in viticulture, enology, or wine marketing are invited to submit applications for the coming school year. In addition to the WWIF Foundation Fund Scholarship, the Walter J. Clore Scholarship, and the Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship, a new opportunity will be offered this year, the George and Susan Carter Scholarship. Applications are due March 15.
The George and Susan Carter Scholarship is an endowment honoring Washington State University researcher and winemaker George Carter and his wife, Susan. Carter was a colleague and friend of Dr. Walter Clore and the two worked side by side. As a part of his daily activities, Carter developed a system for classifying America, European, and hybrid grape varietals. In recognition of his wine making accomplishments, Carter was elevated to a Supreme Knight in the International Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine. This scholarship was established to assist students of limited means to attain associate, bachelor, or graduate level degrees in viticulture and enology and offers $1,000 to one recipient annually, auto-renewing until graduation.
Since 2008, WWIF has awarded over $168,000 to 133 students for education in the grape and wine industry. WWIF coordinates, manages, and promotes these and other scholarships and grants, while developing resources to enable new ones, in support of our mission to strengthen the future of the Washington wine industry by advancing education, research, and leadership.