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June 5, 2013 | 7:35 AM

The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation (SVVGF) awarded $10,000 in scholarship funds to the college bound children of Sonoma Valley Winery or Vineyard employees.

This year's scholarship recipients and their affiliations include:

Ruben Armenta, Archbishop Hanna High School - La Prenda Vineyard Management

Joshua Banks, Maria Carillo High School - Chateau St. Jean

Halli Dobson, Sonoma Valley High School - Larson Family Winery

Ruben Armenta

In addition to the cash scholarship awards, Pacific Office Automation generously donated a new laptop to outstanding student, Ruben Armenta. Pacific Office Automation is a top level sponsor of Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance and proudly prints the Sonoma Valley Winery Map.

The SVVGA Scholarship Committee includes: Brian Shepard, Chair – Jack London Vineyard; Jeff Bundschu – Gundlach Bundschu Winery; Pat Stornetta – Leveroni Vineyards; and Tish Ward – Atwood Ranch.

Over the past nine years, the SVVGF has awarded just over $100,000 to deserving high school seniors who have at least one parent employed by a winery or vineyard within the Sonoma Valley appellation.

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