Black Winemaker Scholarship 2020

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The Black Winemakers Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship to support full-time, African American juniors, seniors or graduate students (MS and/or Ph.D.) attending any U.S. accredited, four-year or graduate college or university during the fall of 2020.  Candidates must meet the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship program:

1)  Possess a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale;

2)  Be African American;

3)  Reside as a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident of the United States;

4)  Be enrolled full-time as a junior, senior, or graduate student (MS and/or Ph.D.) attending any U.S. accredited four-year or graduate college or university in the fall 2020;

5)  Be an undergraduate majoring in viticulture or enology or a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in one of the following fields of agriculture and environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, ecology, food science, integrative genetics & genomics, horticulture & agronomy, microbiology, plant pathology, soils & biogeochemistry, or viticulture.

For consideration, students must submit an online application for the program that must include a letter of reference from a faculty member, a one-page essay on the topic, "How I will Improve Diversity in the Wine Industry", a current resume, and a current transcript.  All application materials must be received by the application deadline of January 13, 2021. 

  For further questions, contact David Ray

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