WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/16/2023 – The WSWA Educational Foundation – the charitable arm of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) – has today announced fifty recipients of its annual scholarship program. The winning students, children of member-wholesaler employees ranging from truck drivers to sales representatives and account managers, were awarded $2,000 each to help fund their higher education expenses.
2023 Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipients and their WSWA Member Company Wholesaler Affiliation:
“We are honored to present 50 children of our wholesaler members with this well-deserved scholarship,” said Francis Creighton, WSWA’s president and CEO. “The students should be immensely proud of this accomplishment in being selected as one of the few to receive these funds for their higher education endeavors. I look forward to seeing the success of each recipient in school and beyond. Congratulations!”
There were nearly 400 applications submitted this year. The 50 students selected represent 13 WSWA member companies in 22 states. Eligible applicants are required to be a dependent of a full-time distributor employee working for a WSWA-member company. Beneficiaries were selected by an independent panel of judges through a competitive application process.
The Educational Foundation Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of many WSWA’s wholesaler members.
Since its inception in 2010, the WSWA Educational Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships. For more information or to donate to this program, please visit our website here.
About Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
WSWA is the national trade association representing the distribution tier of the wine and spirits industry, dedicated to advancing the interests and independence of distributors and brokers of wine and spirits. Founded in 1943, WSWA has more than 380 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and its members distribute more than 80 percent of all wine and spirits sold at wholesale in the United States.