African American Vintners Scholarship

African American Vintners Scholarship 

Description: The Association of African American Vintners and Napa Valley Wine Academy announce the application process for the AAAV Scholarship Program. The program awards 34 course scholarships to applicants who are committed to diversity in the wine industry.

We are offering the following Scholarships:

- 10 WSET Level 1
- 10 WSET Level 2
- 4 WSET Level 3
- 1 WSET Level 4 D1
- 1 WSET Level 4 D2
- 2 Business of Wine
- 6 American Wine Expert

The application period ends June 30, 2022. Applications will be reviewed and scored based on 25% need, 25% course purpose, 50% essay on applicants’ contribution to diversity in the wine industry.

Winners will be announced by August 1, 2022. Scholarships will be applied to courses and certifications provided by the Napa Valley Wine Academy, per the recipient’s application.


To be considered, a recipient must:

1. Be BIPOC or have a business mission directly related to diversity in the wine industry
2. Be employed or actively seeking employment or starting a business related to the wine industry
3. Must be 21 years of age
4. Submit application, attach short answers and essay in PDF or DOC format, attach resume

Website to apply:

Contact email:

Social Media: Instagram: @africanamericanvintners @napavalleywineacademy 




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