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Scholarship Opportunities

The School of Business and Economics is pleased to announce the following scholarship opportunities for students in our wine business and MBA programs. Please read each description below to determine your eligibility and to learn how to apply.

The Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma Scholarship for Students in Wine Business

The Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma Scholarship will provide one scholarship bi-annually for a student that is enrolled or enrolling in the Tasting Room Management Certificate. The recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate the following qualities: a passion for hospitality in the wine industry and be currently working, or has a strong desire to work in, this area of wine business. Recipients must show financial need and be a Sonoma or Napa County resident. The scholarship will provide a one-time $1,250 award to pay enrollment fees and other expenses to support the student's career advancement and educational accomplishment.

Who: Enrolled or enrolling in the Tasting Room Management Certificate program offered through the Wine Business Institute. Preference will be given to those enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the School of Business and Economics with a minimum GPA or 3.0.
When: Application deadline for the Fall 2014 award is Thursday April 10, 2014.
How: Turn in completed application to Jessica Heing, Wine Business Institute Coordinator, in STEV 2023.

Download the Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma Scholarship for Students in Wine Business overview and application here (pdf).

The Sonoma Valley Cuisine Society Scholarship for Students in Wine Business

The Sonoma Valley Cuisine Society Scholarship will provide one scholarship annually for an
undergraduate or graduate student concentrating in Wine Business. The recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate a passion for the wine business industry. The scholarship will provide a one-time $1,000 award to pay for enrollment fees and other expenses to support the student's career advancement and educational accomplishment.

Who: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for full or part time study in an undergraduate, graduate, or certificate program within the School of Business and Economics concentrating in Wine Business. Applicants must have a connection with Sonoma Valley either by previously living, currently living, planning to live, or currently working/interning within the county.
When: Application deadline for the Fall 2014 award is Thursday April 10, 2014.
How: Turn in completed application to Jessica Heing, Wine Business Institute Coordinator, in STEV 2023.

Download the Sonoma Valley Cuisine Society Scholarship for Students in Wine Business overview and application here (pdf).


Donn P. Reisen Scholarship Fund

The Donn P. Reisen Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial support for one or more full-or part-time students who are currently enrolled or accepted as an MBA student with a concentration in wine business strategies. The recipient of the scholarship will demonstrate the qualities that made Donn Reisen an industry leader: passion for the industry and its products, a commitment to wine education, and the warmth and generosity that allowed him to connect with so many over his legendary career.

Who: Current or accepted MBA students with a concentration in wine business and a 3.0 GPA in their last 60 units of coursework.
What: One or two individual scholarships of up to $2,500 will be awarded.
When: Application deadline for the Fall 2014 award is Thursday April 20, 2014.
How:
Turn in completed application to Jessica Heing, Wine Business Institute Coordinator, in STEV 2023.

Download the Donn P. Reisen Scholarship for MBA students overview and application here (pdf).

Women for WineSense Scholarship

As part of their mission, Women for WineSense actively promotes wine education and devotes time each year for fundraising and shares the proceeds with local colleges and universities. The Women for WineSense Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial support for one full- or part-time student who is currently enrolled or accepted as a student with a concentration in wine business. The recipient of the scholarship must be actively pursuing a Bachelors or Masters level degree in wine business.

Who: Current undergraduate or graduate female students with a concentration in wine business and a 3.0 GPA in their last 60 units of coursework. 
What: One individual scholarship of up to $1,000 will be awarded.
When: Application deadline for the Fall 2014 award is Thursday April 10, 2014.
How: Turn in completed application to Jessica Heing, Wine Business Institute Coordinator, in STEV 2023.

Download the Women for WineSense Scholarship for female students overview and application (pdf).

Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot Annual Scholarship for Students in Wine Business

Charlie Palmer's Pigs and Pinot Annual Scholarship will provide one scholarship annually for an undergraduate or graduate student concentrating in Wine Business. Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot has graciously donated this scholarship in hopes of making a difference in one local Sonoma County student's life. The recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate the following qualities: a passion for the industry and its products, a commitment to wine education, and high ethical standards within the field of wine. Recipients must show financial need and be a Sonoma County resident. The scholarship will provide a one-time $10,000 award to pay for tuition, books, fees, housing and other expenses to support the student's career advancement and educational accomplishment.

Who: Current undergraduate or graduate students with a concentration in wine business and a 3.0 GPA in their last 60 units of coursework.
What: One individual scholarship of up to $10,000 will be awarded.
When: Application deadline for the Fall 2014 award is Thursday April 10, 2014.
How:
Turn in completed application to Jessica Heing, Wine Business Institute Coordinator, in STEV 2023.

Download the Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot Annual Scholarship for Students in Wine Business application and overview (pdf).

Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund

The Rhone Rangers is America's leading non-profit organization dedicated to promoting American Rhone varietal wines. Their mission is to educate the public on Rhone varietal wine grapes grown in America and to promote the production and enjoyment of these wines, with emphasis on integration into our daily lives. The recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and support of these unique wines. The scholarship will provide a one-time $3,000 award to pay enrollment fees and other expenses to support the applicant's career advancement and educational accomplishment.

Who: Must be a student enrolled or accepted for full or part-time study in the MBA or Execute MBA or Certificate program with a concentration in wine business.
What: A one-time $3,000 award to pay enrollment fees and other expenses to support the applicant's career advancement and educational accomplishment.
When: Application deadline for the Fall 2014 award is Thursday April 20, 2014.
How:
Turn in completed application to Jessica Heing, Wine Business Institute Coordinator, in STEV 2023.

Download the Rhone Rangers Scholarship for Students in Wine Business application and overview(pdf).

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