Scholarships

As part of our educational mission, the Orange County Wine Society awards scholarships each year to aspiring young winemaking (enology), grape-growing (viticulture), wine marketing, and culinary arts students at several colleges throughout California. OCWS has donated $712,511 to the following colleges and universities:

$70,326

Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria

$119,833

California State University, Fresno

$84,046

California Polytechnic University, Pomona

$119,486

Orange Coast College

$50,867

Napa Valley College

$125,659

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

$140,169

University of California, Davis

$2,125

Sonoma State University

Since the Wine Society’s inception 45 years ago, and the development of the Scholarship Program, the Orange County Wine Society has raised and donated $712,511 in scholarships to students studying enology (winemaking), viticulture (grape growing), wine appreciation, and culinary arts at several colleges throughout California.

The scholarships are granted to the colleges and universities, where the discretion to decide the recipients of the scholarships is granted to the educational institutions. Several scholarship recipients have written thank you notes that are published in postings below. If you would like to donate to the Scholarship Fund, please forward donations to OCWS.

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