California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF) Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 8

Sunday
Awarded By:

California Wine Grape Growers Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Six awards offered annually. At least two scholarships will be awarded to students attending any campus of the University of California or the California State University system. At least four scholarships will be awarded to students attending any California community college.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must have a parent or legal guardian employed as a vineyard worker by a wine grape grower during the 2017 or 2018 growing season.
  4. Must plan to attend any campus of the University of California or California State University, OR any California community college.
  5. Must plan to enroll full time.
  6. Must be a high school senior at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for current high school seniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) worked as a vineyard employee of a winegrape grower during the 2017 or 2018 season. Applicants must plan to enroll full time in a University of California, California State University or California community college.

Application requirements for the California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF) Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • SAT/ACT scores
Additional Information: The scholarship committee of the California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF) will award the scholarships. Selection is based upon financial need, demonstrated scholastic ability, community involvement and leadership and/or work history, and the applicant's determination to succeed. Children of wine grape growers may request a waiver from the eligibility requirement based upon financial need. Current directors or employees of the foundation or their children are not eligible to apply.

Award Amount: $2,000 annually to students at any campus in the University of California or California State University system. These awards are renewable for three additional years. $1,000 annually to entering community college students. These awards are renewable for one additional year. Renewability for all awards is contingent upon the student being enrolled in 12 or more units each semester with satisfactory grades.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 8

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 8

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in January for a refreshed application deadline date. Application information is available on the California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF) website under the 'Apply' tab. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following materials: an official high school transcript; a copy of SAT/ACT scores (if applying for the four-year scholarship); a signed letter of recommendation from an instructor, principal, counselor that indicates the address, telephone number, and position held in the school; and a 500-word essay that tells the scholarship committee about himself/herself, his/her career goals, and how he/she plans to help his/her community. Applications must be sent to the address provided and be postmarked no later than the deadline date.
Contact: Carolee Williams
Address: 1121 L St. Suite 304 Sacramento, California 95814

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