With the goal of elevating diverse voices and talent in the winemaking industry, DeLille Cellars and Chateau Ste. Michelle have partnered with Woodinville Wine Country to create an endowment through the Washington State University Viticulture & Enology Program. This scholarship fund will support under-represented students within the program who demonstrate a passion for and dedication to the winegrowing and winemaking craft, as well as a love of higher learning and continued wine education. This endowment has been established as one small step in an ongoing effort to further the mission for greater inclusivity and diversity throughout our wine industry and community.
Distributions from this Fund shall be used to provide one or more scholarships to full-time undergraduate students majoring in Viticulture & Enology at WSU, according to the following preferences, in the order listed, if and as allowable by university policies, and applicable federal, state and local laws. When awarding this scholarship, special consideration should be given to students who: (1) have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic or educational disadvantage or disabilities, and/or (2) who are in the first generation in their family to attend college, and/or (3) are members of groups that are underrepresented at the University.