(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Every year, the WSWA Educational Foundation awards scholarships to college-going dependents of member wholesaler employees. This year, a new video featuring wholesaler executives, WSWA staff and scholarship recipients, helps tell the story of this meaningful program. The video was released to coincide with the opening of the 2015 College Scholarship Program application period.
Also new this year, the WSWA Educational Foundation will offer 40 college scholarships, valued at $2,000 each. Eligible students must be attending a four-year accredited college or university, or an accredited community college or junior college - full time - during the 2015-2016 academic year and pursuing an undergraduate or associate degree.
“As the cost of college education continues to rise, scholarships provide an additional source of funding that allows children of working families to further their education,” said Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) President and CEO Craig Wolf. “The WSWA Educational Foundation College Scholarship Program is one of the ways our industry can support its best assets: its employees and their families.”
Last year, more than two dozen college students from across the country were awarded scholarships from the WSWA Educational Foundation to help pay for their higher education. Since the program began, more than 75 students have received scholarships. Click here to read more about the 2014 winners.
The application process for 2015 is now open and closes May 31, 2015.
The WSWA Educational Foundation is the charitable arm of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), a national trade association representing the wholesale tier of the wine and spirits industry. With 362 member companies across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, WSWA is the voice for wholesalers in Congress, the administration, the courts, with the news media and in communities across America.