Who Can Apply: Applicants for the Napa Valley Vintners Scholarship program program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be Black/African American, Latinx, Indigenous/Native American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander;
- Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale;
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) form and have a demonstrated unmet financial need as verified by their college or university.
- Be entering freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students and enrolled full-time commencing fall 2022 at any one of the following community colleges or four-year colleges/universities that have an established wine related program of study. Also, the institutions have mentorship, internship and career placement programs in place to help students succeed in their careers beyond their studies.
Eligible four-year colleges/universities
- University of California-Davis in Davis
- Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park
- California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo
- California State University – Fresno
Eligible Community Colleges
- Santa Rosa Junior College
- Napa Valley College in Napa
- Cuesta College
5. Pursue a degree in viticulture, enology, business administration, marketing, sales, finance, wine related hospitality, agriculture, wine making or a related major.
- Current academic transcript.
- One letter of recommendation.
- a 500-word essay on personal statement of wine-related career interest.
Deadline: May 19, 2022