THE OREGON WINE BROTHERHOOD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
A major objective of The Oregon Wine Brotherhood is to award scholarships to students enrolled in full-time Enology, Viticulture, Wine Business, Hospitality or Culinary Arts with a wine involvement.
Scholarships vary from $1,000-$5,000 depending on whether the college or university has a two-year or four-year program.
Each fall, a Barrel Tasting event is held at a member winery to celebrate the harvest and most recent vintage of the wines of our region. A delicious meal is served to pair with the wines.
A highlight of the day is a silent auction of wonderful wines, unique items, trips and dinners. Additional support comes from individual donations made by members of the brotherhood and their guests.
- Enrollment in a full-time Enology, Viticulture, Hospitality, Culinary Arts or Wine Business Program with a wine involvement at one of the following approved colleges and universities: Central Oregon CC – Bend
- Chemeketa CC – multiple campuses
- Lane Community College – Eugene
- Linn-Benton Community College – Albany
- Linfield College – McMinnville
- Southwestern Oregon CC – Coos Bay
- Oregon State University – Corvallis and Bend campuses
- Umpqua CC – Roseburg
- Walla Walla CC – Walla Walla
- Washington State University – Richland and Pullman campuses
- GPA of 3.0 or better
- Resident of Oregon or Washington
Applications are made through the Oregon Student Assistance Commission online. Enter code “392” in the box on the upper left.
The application process opens November 1 and closes the following March 1 each year.
Funding is through The Oregon Wine Brotherhood membership account and through the endowment fund being held under The Oregon Wine Brotherhood name at the Oregon Community Foundation.
A Thankful Recipient
From 2003 through 2007 Travis Cook attended Oregon State University studying Horticulture Science with an option in Viticulture and Enology. He was awarded four OWB scholarships over the years. These funds didn’t cover all of his tuition and fees, but it was a very large portion and allowed Travis to graduate debt free.
After graduating from OSU Travis spent the next few years managing vineyards and working with several wineries in the Yamhill County area. In 2010 he started his own winery (Copper Belt) in Baker City, Oregon. https://copperbeltwinery.com/
Travis says, “I wouldn’t be in this place now making wine without your help.”
About Oregon Wine Brotherhood
In the European tradition of wine brotherhoods, which date back to the 11th century, The Oregon Wine Brotherhood is an association of individuals both within and independent of the wine industry dedicated to promoting and supporting the wines of Oregon and Washington through education, scholarships, ceremony and brotherhood.
Formed in 1979, The Oregon Wine Brotherhood is chartered and affiliated with the Fédération Internationale des Confréries Bachiques (FICB) in Paris, France.
Oregon Wine Brotherhood Scholarship Brochure