Application deadline is Friday, March 25, 2016

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The Scholarships

Each year the Foundation awards two 4-year scholarships and four 2-year scholarships to high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower. In addition, one Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year.

The two 4-year scholarships provide a total of $8,000 each for any campus in the University of California or California State University system.

The four 2-year scholarships provide a total of $2,000 each at any California community college.

Students may study the subject of their choice.

The Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship provides either $500 for Alan Hancock College or $1,000 for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. See the link below for the eligibility and study subject requirements of this scholarship.

Who May Apply

  • Only children with a parent or legal guardian employed by a California winegrape grower during the current or past growing season are eligible to apply.
  • You must be a currently graduating high school senior.
  • Students currently enrolled in college are not eligible to apply.

The Selection Process

The board of the California Wine Grape Growers Foundation will award the scholarships. Selection is based upon financial need, demonstrated scholastic ability, community involvement, leadership and/or work history, and determination to succeed.

Community Involvement, leadership, and/or work history is a broad category that assumes one or a combination of the following:

  • Community service;
  • Employment where the student is making a contribution to the California economy which may not allow time for community service;
  • Sports participation with the understanding that these activities build character and leadership skills, teach strategic and analytical thinking and promote goal setting and teamwork.

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