Scholarship Opportunities

The School of Business and Economics is pleased to announce the following Wine Business and Economics scholarship opportunities for students in our wine business, MBA, and economic programs. Please read each description below to determine your eligibility and to learn how to apply.

Additional general scholarships are available through the University Scholarship Office.

 

Wine Business Institute Scholarships

Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot Scholarship - $10,000

Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled or accepted for full or part-time study in the MBA or Bachelor's Degree program with a concentration in wine business.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units of completed coursework

  • Must demonstrate through their application that they embody the locality and financial need, as well as passion and commitment for the industry.


The Donn P. Reisen Scholarship - $5,000


Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled or accepted for full or part-time study in the MBA program with a concentration in wine business.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units of completed coursework.
  • Must demonstrate through their application that they embody the spirit and intention of Donn Reisen (see full application). 

Liz Thach Wine Industry Scholarship - $2,250


Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a student enrolled and pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in wine business and have already completed at least one wine class at SSU. Undergraduate or MBA. 
  • Must have wine industry work experience. 
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or above.  

La Tosh Scholarship - $2,000


Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a student enrolled and pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in wine business and have already completed at least one wine class at SSU. 
  • Must have wine industry work experience. 
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or above.  


Southern Wine and Spirits - (2) $10,000


Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for full or part-time study in the MBA or Bachelor's Degree program with a concentration in wine business.
  • Applicants must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA in their last 60 units of completed coursework.
  • The recipients of these scholarships will demonstrate through their application materials a current career (or plan toward a future career) in the wine industry, a strong work ethic, demonstrated human relationship skills and a passion for the wine industry.

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Now accepting applications for Fall 2019 scholarships.



Economics Scholarships

Ben-Zion Scholarship

The Ben-Zion Scholarship is granted to a student who is an Economics major based on the following criteria: grades in one of the two (or both) theory courses and cumulative GPA in Economics classes, and the student is foreign-born. The Scholarship is awarded in the amounted of $3300. Access Ben-Zion Scholarship application.


Hayes-Lewis Scholarship

The Hayes-Lewis Scholarship is awarded to a junior standing Economics major with the highest GPA.


Additional External Scholarships

  • Scholarships and Financial Aid for Minority Students
    • https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/financial-aid-for-minority-students/
    • https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/minorities-in-nursing/
    • Asian/Pacific Islander Students: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/scholarships-for-asian-and-pacific-islander-students/
    • Black Students: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/black-students-college-scholarships/
    • Native American Students: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/native-american-scholarships-resources/
    • Native American Students:https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/native-american-scholarships-resources/
    • LatinX Students: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/financial-aid-scholarships-for-hispanic-students/

  • First General College Students
    • https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/first-generation-college-students/
  • Financial Aid for Online College Students
    • https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/


For more information regarding economics scholarships and application processes, please contact the Economics Department at visser@sonoma.edu or 707-664-2305.

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