WSG Scholarships 2022

2022 WSG scholarships applications are now closed.  

Each year, Wine Scholar Guild awards one full scholarship for each of the following programs: French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Scholar and Spanish Wine Scholar.

These scholarships are designed to allow students with limited financial means to achieve professional certification.

The 2022 WSG scholarships have been awarded on March 16, 2023:

French Wine Scholar: Alina Tevkun

Spanish Wine Scholar: Alp Açık

Italian Wine Scholar: Claudio Povero

Congratulations to the scholarship awardees! Applications for 2023 scholarships will open in mid December 2023.

Who can apply?

This scholarship opportunity is open to all committed students of wine from around the world, both wine professionals or those hoping to enter into the wine industry. Applicants must be of legal drinking age in both the United States (21 years or older) and in their country of residence.

Application Process:

Using the form below, applicants are required to submit their CV/résumé or bio accompanied by a 500-word essay discussing their wine education journey, their need for support, and how this scholarship would assist them achieving their personal and professional goals.

Scholarship Package:

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

  • The corresponding Wine Scholar study manual (print + ebook)
  • A suggested schedule of study with learning objectives for each region
  • Interactive e-learning modules on all wine regions of the country
  • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation
  • Online flashcards
  • Access to instructor Q&A forum for assistance as well as Student Community forum
  • Downloadable maps of all wine regions
  • Access to repeat-after-me pronunciation exercises

Learn more about WSG's Wine Scholar™ programs


All applications must be complete and submitted by January 15, 2023 11:59 PM EST. Incomplete applications, or applications received after this deadline, will not be accepted. 

Rules and Selection Process:

Applicants are welcome to submit up to one application for each program. Previous winners of WSG Scholarships may also apply again for a different program than they were awarded in the past.

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

Winner Announcements:

Winners will be notified in via email and in advance of public announcement scheduled for the first quarter of 2023. WSG reserves the right to not award a scholarship if the candidate pool fails to submit essays of merit and serious intent.

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