WWIF Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $2,000
Awards Available: 6
Award Deadline: Apr 12, 2024

If you are a student interested in pursuing higher education in viticulture, enology, and other wine-related studies, we want to help get you there!

The Foundation is home to several scholarships created by and on behalf of Washington wine industry leaders because they believe in you, the future of our industry. This year, those scholarships include:

  • Albert Don Memorial Scholarship
  • Alliance of Women in Washington Wine Scholarship
  • Foundation Scholarship(s)
  • George & Susan Carter Scholarship
  • Horse Heaven Hills Scholarships
  • Walter J. Clore Scholarship(s)

You may quality for one or multiple scholarships. Either way, you only need to submit one application. Completed applications are reviewed by a Scholarship Committee, who makes a recommendation to the Foundation Board of Directors on awards.

An application is considered complete when all items have been submitted by the scholarship deadline. Follow these instructions for the greatest success in your application process.

Mark your calendar and make sure you have plenty of time to submit an application, required letters, and school transcripts on or before the application deadline. Incomplete applications (missing required information) will not be considered for any scholarships.


Each scholarship has a unique set of qualifications and some give preference to applicants that meet specific criteria. Review the qualifications to know which scholarships you should apply for, and give yourself time to submit additional information that may qualify your application forpreferential treatment. Recipients are selected without regard to race, sex, color, ethnic origin, religious belief, marital status, or physical handicap.

Before you begin filling out the application, we recommend gathering some information in advance, including:

  • Your overall college GPA, if you are enrolled in college
  • Your overall high school GPA, if you are not yet enrolled in college
  • Your extracurricular activities, awards, work experience, leadership roles, and/or community involvement especially those that relate to the wine industry and/or your intended are of study
  • Your estimated expenses (tuition, books, student fees, room & board, and child care) for the 2024-2025 school year
  • An estimate of other expected fund contributions toward your estimated 2024-2025 school expenses
  • 250-300-word essay on how the house that you grew up in “built you”. What qualities and attributes that you have today were shaped by where you grew up. How has the neighborhood or area you spent your younger years molded the person you have become?


Letters of recommendation should provide the Scholarship Committee with insight into your character, values, and unique attributes. Two (2) letters are required. The information included in letters of recommendation is confidential for the Foundation Scholarship Committee’s use in scoring applicants only.

Please request letters from people who know you well and can add to what we’ve learned about you through your application. Examples of appropriate letter writes are teachers, mentors, volunteer supervisors, employers, etc. It is your responsibility to make sure we have received your letters of recommendation.

Each letter must:

  1. Include the date written
  2. Address the Foundation Scholarship Committee
  3. Name of the scholarship applicant
  4. Identify the applicant’s affiliation with you (teacher, advisor, employer, etc.)
  5. Be signed by the writer

Recommendation letters will be uploaded by your recommenders directly onto your scholarship application.

How to Apply:

Sallie Mae "No Essay" Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 30, 2024
The $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry:A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited...

Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: May 01, 2024
The "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply.To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being:A) EarnestB) DeterminedC) MovingThe scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to these characteristics.Furthermore, the...

Niche $25,000 Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2024
Covering the cost of college expenses for four years without writing a single essay? Sounds too good to be true.It isn't with Niche. We are giving one student $25,000 to help pay for tuition, living expenses, books, and other educational expenses.Who Can ApplyAll high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in...

ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 29, 2024
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Common App Scholarship

Deadline: Nov 30, 2024
To encourage students to spend more time preparing for the Common App, Scholarship Guidance has created an annual scholarship to reward students.To be eligible for the Scholarship Guidance "Common App Scholarship" a student must:A) Be in Grade 11 or Grade 12B) Be attending college or university no later than October 1, 2026.C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater...

SP Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 30, 2024
The SP College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays.To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be:A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.Thus...

Geoscience IDEA Scholarship

Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
The Geoscience Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, and Accessibility (IDEA) Scholarship program encourages women from under-served or marginalized communities to pursue an education and career in the Earth Sciences/Geosciences. Many research studies show the Earth Sciences are the least diverse community in all STEM fields. This Scholarship aims to counteract this and enhance diversity within the future Geoscience workforce.NOTE: Geoscience, herein, is...

Shawn Carter Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 30, 2024
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet...

AISES Chevron Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 30, 2024
Chevron will award scholarships to students majoring in Information Technology, Engineering and Earth Science. Recipient must be authorized to work in the United States and have a 3.0 GPA.Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels...

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 02, 2024
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program. The Health Resources and Services Administration improves the health of underserved and vulnerable populations by strengthening the health workforce and connecting skilled professionals to communities in need.The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum two-year, full-time service commitment...