The Black Cellar Club (BLACC) and Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institution (APWASI) announce the application process for the Online Wine Education Scholarship Program. The program awards 100 course scholarships in 2021-2022 to minority students who wish to begin their journey by pursuing an education or a career in the wine industry.
The scholarships will be awarded four times a year when the joint APWASI and BLACC scholarship committee meet to select the scholarship winners. The next round of scholarships is open from August 2nd to August 13th at 11:59PM.
ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
To be considered, a recipient must:
- Be a current member of BLACC for a minimum of 1 year
- Have a Matriculation certificate
- Have attended a minimum of 6 online tastings hosted by BLACC
- Be currently employed by a restaurant or wine estate or similar hospitality business.
THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
BLACC is partnering with Asia Pacific Wine and Spirit Institute to assist and support the path for minority students to begin their journey pursuing an education or a career in the wine industry, and to assist those supporting diversity in the wine industry. The Scholarship decisions will be made jointly between BLACC and APWASI. All decisions made by the Scholarship committee is final.
We are offering the following Scholarships:
- APWASI Wine Essentials I Certified Online Program
- APWASI Wine Essentials II Certified Online Program
- APWASI Winery Tasting Room Certified Online Program
- APWASI Wines of USA Certified Online Program
- APWASI Wines of China Certified Online Program
- APWASI Wines of South Africa Certified Online Program
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply by submitting the contact form below and write an essay of 500-1000 words. Applicants will demonstrate through their essay what their professional goals in the wine, spirits, and hospitality industry are and answer the question:
How will this scholarship help you improve your current skill set and allow you to both advance and support efforts to improve diversity in the wine, spirits, and hospitality industry?
*Note: Please email the essays with Subject Title “BLACC + APWASI Scholarship + ‘Name of Course’ that you are applying to” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only one entry per participant.
Founded in 2016, BLACC is a vehicle seeking to bridge the gap between existing stakeholders within the South African wine and greater beverage sector – using its existing network and skilled executive team for the broader benefit of the country’s wine producing industry. Central to BLACC’s mission is the promotion of the responsible use of alcohol through a series of planned and informative annual engagements between the public and its members.