Welcome to New Board Members


Thank you to everyone who voted for our Board of Trustees this fall.  A huge thanks to our "retiring" Trustees and a welcome to our new Trustees...

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the seven students who were each awarded an AWSEF scholarship in the amount of $3,500.00!  Meet them here...

Jaclyn Fiola, Ohio State

The 2018 Scholarship Application period is closed.

Scholarship winners for 2018 will be announced in early summer.  Thank you to all who applied and recommended students.  The 2019 application period will open on 1 January 2019.

Purpose and Scholarship Services of AWSEF


The American Wine Society Educational Foundation (AWSEF) is designed to aid men and women entering the wine industry by providing supplementary financial resources. It is the AWSEF's premise that there is an acute need for the professional development of qualified scientists and educators to ensure the growth of the American wine industry. Because of this, we urgently need trained professionals to undertake studies in enology, viticulture and health aspects of food and wine.

In accordance with the above, the AWSEF annually awards academic scholarships to support full-time graduate students pursuing degrees in enology, viticulture, or health aspects of wine. Applicants must be North American citizens or permanent residents (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, and West Indies Islands) and enrolled in a college or university program leading to an MS or PhD degree.  Applications must be fully completed and submitted by March 31 of each calendar year to be eligible for a scholarship award beginning in the fall term of the following academic year.  Scholarship materials may be found on this site at the Application page.


The AWSEF's mission is to support educational and research activities that will advance the viticultural and enological sciences to achieve a world-class North American wine industry. Specifically, the AWSEF plans to achieve its mission by providing academic scholarships and research grants to graduate students based on academic excellence and genuine interest in pursuing careers in wine-related fields.


The AWSEF was born in 1994 from the American Wine Society (AWS). AWSEF is related to but operates separately from the AWS. For complete information on the AWS, please visit their web site at: www.AmericanWineSociety.org