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

  • Seminars Scholarship - $1,200 
  • The La Tosh Wine Business Scholarship - $2,000 
  • Liz Thach Wine Industry Scholarship - $1,500 
  • Donn P. Reisen Scholarship Fund - $5,000 
  • Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot Annual Scholarship for Students in Wine Business - $10,000 
  • Southern Wine and Spirits Scholarship - $10,000 
  • Vintage Wine Estates - $5,000 
  • Sonoma Valley Cuisine Scholarship 
  • Women for WineSense Scholarship 
  • The Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma Scholarship for Students in Wine Business 
  • Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund 
  • Small Winery Harvest Internship Scholarship 

Next application period will open March 2019. 

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
    • Asian/Pacific Islander Students:
    • Black Students:
    • Native American Students:
    • Native American Students:
    • LatinX Students:

  • First General College Students
  • Financial Aid for Online College Students

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

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