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Washington Wine Grape Industry Offers Scholarships

November 11, 2009

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering four sets of scholarships totaling more than $13,000 for students interested in viticulture or enology. All scholarships must be postmarked by November 30 and are available to high school seniors up to those seeking advanced degrees.

Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship
This $1,500 scholarship was established for students who are residents of Benton, Yakima or Klickitat counties. The scholarship was created by industry members dedicated to promoting education of grape growing and wine production.

Walter J. Clore Scholarship
These scholarships range from $500 - $2,000 and was established in 1997 by the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers in honor of Dr. Clore’s grape research and lifetime achievements in the field of viticulture and enology.

John Farmer Scholarship
Includes six scholarships between $500 and $2,000 to students with a demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship was established by family and friends of John Farmer, a prominent and much loved and respected wine grape grower.

S.W. (Bill) Preston Scholarship
This is a $3,000 scholarship awarded to a student studying in Washington. Established by Preston Premium Wines and Preston Vineyard.  Bill Preston was a visionary in the wine industry and was repeatedly recognized for his achievements, including being the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wine Grape Growers Association and the first inductee to the Legends of Washington Hall of Fame.

How to Apply
All scholarship applications are available online at:  and must be postmarked no later than November 30.

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation provides resources to meet the needs of the Washington wine industry. Organized in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) it seeks opportunities to administer scholarships and charitable donations, and to provide for or coordinate education, outreach and research programs.  In many cases, WWIF partners with other industry organizations to fulfill these objectives.

Washington Wine Industry Foundation
203 Mission Avenue, Suite 107
P.O. Box 716
Cashmere, WA 98815
Phone: 509.782.1108
Fax: 509.782.1203

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