Glancy Wine Education Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunities with more than $100k in Funding
15 December, 2021
Glancy Wine Education Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunities
with more than $100k in Funding
Non-profit organization provides wine education scholarships to wine and hospitality professionals in need of assistance.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 2021) – The Glancy Wine Education Foundation, on the heels of its fall fundraiser, announces that it has more than $100k in funding available for wine and hospitality professionals seeking certification in wine studies. Wrapping up a successful year, the organization awarded 79 scholarships since November 2020 to the tune of $149,000.
The wine and hospitality industries have had both challenges and opportunities during the last two years with the pandemic affecting employment and opportunities dramatically. The hospitality sector, which accounts for 25% of the entire U.S. work force, has been hit the hardest due to the pandemic. Many professionals have had to pivot to find new roles within the industry, start new endeavors, or up their game with improved credentials. GWEF scholarships for wine classes offer a great pathway for advancement of knowledge, making job candidates more competitive and better informed.
The foundation’s mission is to provide wine education scholarships to wine and hospitality professionals in need of assistance, with a focus on BIPOC and female candidates. The average scholarship awarded is $1800. Fifty-seven percent of the awardees are BIPOC, 60% of which are female, 40% male, with an average age of 40. More than half of the candidates are currently unemployed. For those who have lost hours or their entire jobs, using the downtime to advance their careers makes a lot of sense. It’s a great time to apply!
Professionals in need of financial aid are encouraged to apply for scholarships year-round at GlancyWineEducationFoundation.Org. Those interested in supporting the organization with a year-end tax deductible donation, can contribute here.
About The Glancy Wine Education Foundation
Established in 2020, The Glancy Wine Education Foundation is a registered a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting underserved and minority communities with scholarships to further their professional wine education, increase diversity, and raise earning power. Find out more at GlancyWineEducationFoundation.Org.
Its volunteer board represents a diverse group of wine professionals, dedicated to education and opportunity for all.
For interviews, images and further information, contact board member, Kimberly Noelle Charles, of Charles Communications Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-701-WINE (9463).
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