So far in 2021, we have awarded more than 100 scholarships for our CSW and CSS programs. SWE is overwhelmingly inspired by our scholarship recipients who have, despite many obstacles, pursued advanced education and expertise. As such, SWE has committed to award a total of 200 scholarships during 2021.
Our intention is to make these awards available to those who feel they have been marginalized or thwarted in their pursuit of a “place at the table” in the wine and spirits industry. This may include BIPOC, women, LGBQTA, non-binary people, people with limited financial means, and/or people with disabilities. These awards are available to US residents who do not currently hold a professional wine or spirits certification and who identify with some, or all of these categories from above.
We will begin accepting scholarships again on June 1, 2021. Watch this space for more information!
Scholarship recipients will receive a one-year membership to the Society of Wine Educators, an attendance credit for the Certified Specialist of Wine exam or the Certified Specialist of Spirits exam, and the opportunity to take our instructor-led online prep class—all at no charge.