Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships

The Washington State Grape Society is proud to offer a scholarship to a deserving young person who plans to attend college and engage in a field of study relating to the growing of grapes. This scholarship is targeted towards graduate students, but undergraduate students may also apply.

To apply for a scholarship you will need to complete all forms. Click here to go to the application. The completed Personal Information Sheet will need to be returned to the Washington State Grape Society, along with a Letter of Application, as outlined in the guidelines. Three letters of recommendation or completed and confidential reports on applicant forms must also be submitted.  Please gather ALL required paperwork and mail to the Grape Society Office in one envelope.  College transcripts can take weeks to obtain, please allow enough time to include in your application packet.  Mailing on or before the deadline is critical.  Applications postmarked after the April 15th deadline will not be accepted.

A decision will be made by the scholarship trustees and the award will be announced at our Annual Meeting held in November.

If you have any questions or comments, we would encourage you to call (509) 786-7888 or e-mail WSGS.

WSGS Memorial Scholarship Award

Every year, the Washington State Grape Society offers a scholarship to a deserving person who plans to engage in a field of study relating to the growing of grapes. This scholarship is targeted towards graduate students, but undergraduate students may also apply. The deadline for receiving applications is April 15th. Apply by downloading the scholarship application from our website or contacting your professor in the viticulture/enology program.

WSGS Memorial Scholarship Award

What is the Washington State Grape Society Memorial Scholarship?
This is a Living memorial honoring individuals who have contributed to the development and success of this state’s grape industry.  Donations are solicited to aid in the training of persons who are interested in improving our knowledge of grape growing and to help provide future leaders for the industry. The scholarship is made possible by gifts given to the Washington State Grape Society.

Please call (509)786-7888 or email the WSGS office to make a donation.

Past Award Recipients

2013     Jensena Newhouse

2012     Brian Bader

2011     Matt Haldorson

2010     Jesse Zuehlke

2009     Geoffrey Hall

2008     Eileen Harbertson

2007     Nicole Umiker

2006     Suphasuk Pradupsuk          2006     Marco Biondi

2005     Timothy Waters

2004    Catherine Hinken

2003     Kristine Hagen

2002     Jorge Perez Pena

2001     Jeffri Bohlscheid

2000     No Scholarship Award

1999     Mercy Neumann

1998-1999     Jessica Shoemaker

1996-1997     Russell Smithyman

1995     Chris Figgins

1991-1994     Anne Turner

1990     Ryan Schilperoort

1989     John Lommers III

1988     Flint Nelson

1985 & 1987     Darrin Belton

1984     Kevin Corliss

1983     Jeffrey Wells

1982     Gregory Wichelm

1981     Elizabeth Shaw