The American Wine Society Educational Foundation (AWSEF) annually awards academic scholarships to support students pursuing an academic program in enology, viticulture, and concerning business or health aspects of wine. Applicants must be full-time graduate students who have completed at least one semester in a graduate program leading to a M.S., Ph.D., or equivalent in enology, viticulture, business or health aspects of wine, as stated above, and who expresses their intent to work in one of these areas upon completion of their graduate degree. Ph.D. candidates with a M.S. from another graduate program are eligible. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The application period opens annually on January 1st. All completed forms, current academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other pertinent materials must be submitted by March 31st to be considered for a scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Applications will be considered complete upon receipt of the following: the completed scholarship application; three recommendation letters (at least one must come from an academic advisor); and current official transcripts (for first-year graduate students, undergraduate transcripts must also be included). Dollar amounts for the scholarship will vary.