Scholarship Program

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Michelle Philo presents a scholarship at Napa Valley College

As part of our educational mission, the OCWS awards scholarships each year to aspiring young winemaking (enology), grape growing (viticulture), wine marketing, and culinary arts students at select colleges throughout California. From inception of the OCWS’ scholarship program to date, $633,007 has been donated by the OCWS and the Marino Family Scholarship Fund. In 2017, the OCWS donated $42,000 to the following colleges and universities.

  • $54,750 to Allan Hancock College
  • $112,362 to Orange Coast College
  • $ 71,655 to Cal Poly — Pomona
  • $132,900 to UC — Davis
  • $114,255 to Cal Poly — San Luis Obisbo
  • $ 41,650 to Napa Valley College — Enology
  • $105,435 to CSU — Fresno

2017 Donations

  • $4,500 to Allan Hancock College
  • $6,500 to Orange Coast College
  • $4,500 to Cal Poly — Pomona
  • $8,000 to UC — Davis
  • $6,500 to Cal Poly — San Luis Obisbo
  • $5,750 to Napa Valley College — Enology
  • $6,250 to CSU — Fresno

– Stacey Taylor, Director

Current thank you letters from scholarship recipients: