The American Society for Enology and Viticulture annually awards numerous scholarships to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry. The awards are not in predetermined amounts and may vary from year to year. All scholarship recommendations made by the Scholarship Committee are subject to final approval by the Board of Directors.

The Society does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, religion, gender, or physical/mental disabilities. The Society has no affiliation with the University of California or other institutions that may also offer scholarship programs.

Previous applicants and recipients are eligible to reapply each year in open competition with new applicants.

The ASEV reserves the right not to award scholarships at all in any given year.

Application Deadline: All completed forms, letters, and transcripts must be received by the Scholarship Committee by March 1 for consideration for an award for the following scholastic year.


All of the following requirements must be met:

  1. Undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled in or accepted into a full-time accredited four-year college or university in a degree program such as for a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. The applicant must reside in North America (Canada, Mexico, or USA). Undergraduate applicants should have a minimum of junior status for the upcoming academic year (45 semester units/60 quarter units). Applicant is required to submit their acceptance letter from the academic institution.
  2. Undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Graduate students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2. GPA’s calculated through the most recently completed semester or quarter will be used. Current quarter or semester pending grades are not applicable. Undergraduate and graduate student applicants will be rated on a separate basis.
  3. Applicants must be accepted and/or enrolled in a major, or in a graduate group, emphasizing enology or viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry.
  4. Completed application packets must be received by March 1.


A formal announcement of the ASEV scholarship recipients is made at the American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s National Conference held each June.

Students who are awarded a scholarship will receive quarter or semester stipends. They must submit verification of registration and fees paid for the upcoming quarter or semester to the ASEV office prior to receipt of any funds each quarter or semester. Enrollment must be in the major or accepted area in the college or university stated in the application. The scholarship award is based on enrollment per quarter or semester.

How to Apply

Download the Scholarship Application or contact the ASEV office to have an application sent to you.

After downloading or receiving the packet, read all of the directions carefully, and return the completed application before the March 1 deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applications will be considered complete with receipt of the following items by the March 1 deadline. No exceptions will be made.

  1. The completed student questionnaire.
  2. A written statement of intent as it relates to a future career in the wine or grape industry. Identify your interests in the wine or grape industry or in related research. Elaborate on how you became interested in and what efforts you have made to become familiar with the industry and/or research. Please limit this statement to one page.
  3. Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts of ALL college or university courses you have completed to date. Student access versions are not acceptable.
  4. A list of planned courses for the upcoming academic year, unless you are a graduate student who has completed the required classes for your program.
  5. Your letter of acceptance from the academic institution if you is beginning a new degree program.
  6. Two current letters of recommendation, written for this application period and directed to the ASEV Scholarship Committee. At least one letter should be from an academic advisor and/or a recent instructor (within the last year of your college or university education). Please be certain that you meet our overall GPA requirements before you request a letter of recommendation. These two letters of recommendation must be submitted by the student with the application packet. Each must be in a sealed, return envelope with the writer’s signature across the sealed envelope flap or alternatively emailed directly from the person who signed and wrote the letter, to

Direct inquiries to:

ASEV Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1855
Davis, CA 95617-1855 USA

You may also contact our office with any questions.

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