Grape Society Scholarships and Awards

Grape Society Scholarships and Awards

Grape Society Scholarships and Awards

I'm Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.

The Washington State Grape Society is now accepting applications for 2014 scholarships; one of the many ways the Grape Society helps those young men and women who plan to pursue a career relating to the growing of grapes. The scholarships are geared mainly towards grad students, but applications from undergraduate students are also accepted. Executive Director for the Grape Society, Deb Heintz, talks about the scholarship application process.

HEINTZ: What we do is go through a committee that works towards rating the applications. Some years it varies but for the most part we get about 10 applicants a year. Once those ratings come in then the committee goes through and awards a scholarship.

Heintz talks about the 2013 Grape Society scholarship recipient.

HEINTZ: Jensena Newhouse was the recipient this year. She has been in the industry for quite some time doing a variety of things. Working for Diversified Farming Operations and then she went on to YVCC and is studying viticulture and enology, and has a job at WSU Prosser.

Heintz says the hope is that scholarship recipients will decide to stay in the area to help benefit the industry. The deadline for applying for the Grape Society scholarship is April 15, 2014. For more information about the application process visit the Grape Society website at

That's Washington Ag Today.

I'm Lacy Gray on the Ag Information Network.

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