Current Opportunities​ - By Due Date

YVCC Vineyard and Winery Technology Scholarship

​The YVCC Vineya​rd and Winery has over $8,000 in scholarship money that is available to part-time and full-time students for Winter quarter 2016, who are pursuing a degree in Vineyard Technology or Winery Tec​hnology.

The Scholarship money comes from our annual Grape to Glass Gala fundraiser, as well as from the Yakima Enological Society.

​The YVCC Vineyard and Winery Program will accept scholarship applications up until December 9th 2015.  Scholarship awards will range from $250-$1,500 and will be announced on or before December 15, 2015.

VWT Scholarship Application Instructions 2015.pdf

YVCC VWT Scholarship 2015.docx

Past Opportunities​​

​American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship

American Society for Enology and Viticulture annually awards numerous scholarships to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry. This scholarship is for all undergraduate and graduate students accepted into a full-time accredited four year college or university program. Great opportunity if you are transferring to WSU or other accredited college or universities. Application deadline is March 1, 2014​.

CHS Foundation Scholarship

CHS is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, we’re committed to helping our customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through our domestic and global operations. CHS offers scholarships to high school seniors, first year community college students and 4 year college students. Application deadline is March ​15, 2014.

Mary Monroe Davis Scholarship (Yakima Rotary Trust)

​Scholarship amount: up to $3000 PER YEAR for a two year college or up to $7,500 PER YEAR for a four-year college or university which is renewable for additional years in the college or university after graduation.

 Information and Application are available beginning Jan. 5, 2015 at:http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/marymonroedavis

Application deadline: Scholarship applications must be submitted no later than February 11, 2015.  If you have any questions or problems in completing the application for this scholarship, please contact the President's Office at 509.574.4635 ormjensen@yvcc.edu.​​​

The Rotary Club of Yakima Vocational Scholarship Application
The Rotary Club of Yakima will be awarding  vocational scholarships for the 2015-16 school year. The scholarship is open to both traditional and non-traditional vocational students. Students must be enrolled in a post-high school vocational institute or 2-year terminal vocational program at a community college within one year of the scholarship being awarded. Completion of the vocational program must result in a degree or certification in that vocation. The criteria upon which the award will be based are quality of the vocational training plans, commitment to the plan, financial need and progress toward career goals. Students are eligible for subsequent awards but must reapply each year.         

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is February 17, 2015. Based on a review of the application, some students will be invited to interview on the afternoon of April 13th.  The students selected for scholarships will be guests of Rotary at a noon luncheon on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Washington State Grape Society Scholarship

The Washington State Grape Society is proud to offer a scholarship to a deserving person who is engaged in a field of study relating to the growing of grapes. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in any Washington State accredited institute of higher learning studying in viticulture/enology and is targeted towards graduate students. Undergraduates may also apply.

The deadline for receiving applications is April 15, 2013

Washington Apple Education Foundation Scholarships

Link to WAEF Scholarship Site ​

The deadline for applying for these scholarships is March 1st, 2015​.

Washington state opportunity Scholarships

Apply Online by March 2, 2015

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington State once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria.

•             Annual award amount: $2,500 - $7,500 depending on class standing

•             Renewable for up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility

•             Approximately 750 applicants will selected for 2015-2016

The application for 2015-16 is now available on the WSOS website, with a deadline of March 2, 2015.

Eligible STEM majors include a majority of Agriculture disciplines, such as Horticultural Science, Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences, among many others.  See the list for available majors​.

Link to WSOS Information

Link to Scholarship Site

YVCC Foundation Scholarship

The Yakima Valley Community College Foundation scholarship applications are now available for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications can be​​ picked up in person on the Yakima Campus in Prior Hall Annex room 113, at the student information desk in the HUB, or in the Financial Aid Office. Applications are available online at www.yvcc.edu/foundationSubmission deadline is March 13, 2015.

Incorporated in July 1977 the Foundation's primary goal is to provide scholarships for students. They award over $200,000 in scholarships annually. In the past 37 years the Foundation has helped students accomplish their goals by awarding over 4,500 scholarships totaling more than $4 million.

The ability to provide opportunities to deserving students can only continue through generous donation. For information on becoming a donor, contact 509.574.4645. ​

​Washington Wine Industry Foundation Scholarships

Each year the Washington Wine Industry Foundation offers four scholarship to students in Viticulture and Enology Pr​​ograms.  The deadline for applying for these scholarships is March 15th, 2015.