Viticulture

Scholarships for Students Interested in Viticulture

Monterey County Hospitality Association Scholarship

MCHA is the only hospitality trade organization that serves all facets of the hospitality industry throughout Monterey County. All businesses in Monterey County are affected in some way by the tourism industry. Positive revenue for tourism and hospitality means positive growth for Monterey County. Positive growth for Monterey County means positive growth for your business. The purpose of the Monterey County Hospitality Association is to actively foster, protect and represent the interests of the members of the association by providing advocacy and representation on government issues; providing educational resources; and ensuring that the economic benefits of hospitality are made known to the community through active community and business relations efforts.

Preferred recipient will be pursuing a career in the hospitality/wine industry.  They should have a minimum of 250 hours of hospitality/wine related work experience and at least 2 letters of recommendation.  

Award amount: Minimum $2500
Who Can Apply: MCHA will provide NRAEF with names and applications of eligible applicants.
 

Dr. Richard Peterson Scholarship Fund 

Dr. Peterson began his career as a home winemaker in 1948 in Iowa. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Technology from Iowa State University in 1952, M.S. in Food Technology (1956) from the University of California, Berkeley, and PhD in Agricultural Chemistry from the University of California.

Dr. Peterson is currently vice president of the Monterey Wine Auction, which develops funds to support outstanding, and often needy, students in the wine, food and hospitality industries. He has been Chairman of the Andre Tchelistcheff Scholarship Committee since its origin at Monterey in 1986. This committee has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarship funds to college students over the past twenty-plus years – all generated from the Monterey Wine Auction events and personal donations.

This scholarship is targeted towards students with a passion for viticulture and enology. Dr. Peterson hopes to inspire future generations….

Scholarship recipients must be studying Viticulture and Enology and are selected by the American Vineyard Foundation. Students are solicited and chosen by American Vineyard Foundation. Students must be doing research on grapevine diseases affecting the industry to be considered.  

Award amount: Varies
Who Can Apply: Applications and selections are handled by Scott Deitrick at the American Vineyard Foundation.  Scholarship recipients must be studying Viticulture and Enology and are selected by the American Vineyard Foundation. Students are solicited and chosen by American Vineyard Foundation. Students must be doing research on grapevine diseases affecting the industry to be considered.
 

Gruppo Ristoratori Italiani /Giacomo Bologna Scholarship

The NRAEF and Gruppo Ristoratori Italiani (GRI) will award up to 6 students with an all-expense-paid trip from New York City to Italy.  Applicants must demonstrate an interest in Italian viticulture - view a full list of eligibility requirements.

The scholarship enables students to travel to Italy for a week and participate in various culinary and restaurant industry related classes and tours. During this program, students will be offered a first-hand experience in Italian winemaking and cooking. Each year, GRI organizes a unique experience for students that highlights a region in Italy.

GRI is a not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting knowledge of authentic Italian food and wine through education.

Award amount: This scholarship is for an educational trip to Italy.  
Who Can Apply: Eligible applicants must have an interest for Italian viticulture and cuisine. Candidates are chosen by GRI. Funds are used for an educational trip to Italy.

 

Andre Tchelistcheff Scholarship Fund

Applications and selections are handled by Scott Deitrick at the American Vineyard Foundation.  

Award amount: Varies
Who Can Apply: Scholarship recipients must be studying viticulture and enology and are selected by the American Vineyard Foundation.