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So far in 2021, we have awarded more than 150 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.

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, LGBTIQA+, non-binary people, people with limited financial means, and/or people with disabilities.

We will begin accepting scholarships in 2022. 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.

How it Works

The Society of Wine Educators has the resources you need to advance your knowledge and expertise in the wine and spirit industry.

Create Your

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a Member

Go to Catalog + Store to purchase a Professional, Industry, or Corporate membership.


Choose your preferred study resources: Study Guides/Workbooks, flashcards/practice exams/ map exercises, and online prep classes.


Purchase the certification or certificate of your choice in our Catalog + Store. Once, you have your exam authorization email, schedule your exam in-person or online.


You can keep up with the latest trends and info with our monthly SWEbinars. Do you want to network with others in the industry? Come to our next conference!

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