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    Scholarships

    Annual WSG Scholarships for Master of Wine Candidates

    Applications are open until December 15th 2019.

    Each year, the Wine Scholar Guild awards a full scholarship for each of the following programs to three students of the Institute of Masters of Wine: French Wine Scholar , Italian Wine Scholar and Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification programs.

    These scholarships are designed to allow students preparing for the Master of Wine exam to further and strengthen their French, Italian or Spanish wine knowledge.

    "The French Wine Scholar is a very serious wine program but fun and very enjoyable to follow. The teaching is superb and the quality of the material brilliant."
    GERARD BASSET, MW, MS, Best Sommelier in the World 2010

    Who can participate?

    This scholarship opportunity is open to all students officially enrolled in the Master of Wine program and at any stage of their studies. Eligibility to apply for this scholarship will be verified by the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW).

    Application Process:

    Using the form below, applicants are required to submit their resumé or bio accompanied by a 600- to 1000-word essay discussing the trends within a French, Italian or Spanish wine region or sub-region of their choice.

    Scholarship Package:

    Scholarship recipients are offered enrollment in the next the French, Italian or Spanish Wine Scholar™ study & certification programs in either "independant study format" or "15-week, instructor-led format". These programs include:

    • The corresponding Wine Scholar study manual
    • A suggested schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
    • Interactive e-learning modules on all wine regions of the covered country
    • Live review webinars with WSG instructors
    • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
    • Hundreds of online flashcards
    • Instructor Q&A forum for assistance as well as Student Community forums
    • Downloadable maps of all wine regions
    • Access to repeat-after-me pronunciation exercises

    Learn more about WSG's Wine Scholar™ programs

    "I am impressed by the thoroughness of research that has gone into the Italian Wine Scholar study manual, and by the clear way it is laid out. I am sure that this course will prove very useful for the growing numbers of wine students wishing to improve their knowledge of wines in general and Italian wines in particular."
    Nicolas Belfrage MW, Author of the acclaimed books on Italian wines “Barolo to Valpolicella” and “Brunello to Zibibbo”

    Selection Process:

    Scholarship applications are sent to a committee of Wine Scholar Gild instructors for review.

    Winner Announcements & Essay Publication:

    Winners will be notified in writing and in advance of public announcement. Essays of the scholarship winners may be published on the WSG blog with author bio.

    Application Form

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    Bonne chance! Santé!

    "SWS is the only real complete study program on the wines of Spain. It not only covers all winemaking regions of Spain, but it also gives an in-depth understanding of the history and culture of this extremely exciting wine country.”
    Jonas Tofterup, MW, Owner of Iberian Wine Academy in Malaga, Spain

    WSG thanks the following organizations for their support: