WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/23/2021 – The WSWA Educational Foundation – the charitable arm of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America – has today announced fifty-three 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.
“We received over 300 scholarship applications this year from across the country,” said WSWA President and CEO Michelle Korsmo. “Our 2021 recipients have expressed their excitement about going to campus and getting involved in clubs and organizations. The funds they have been awarded are well deserved as they continue through this exciting chapter of their education. We are honored to be able to support our hard-working member company families in this way.”
This year’s recipients represent 15 WSWA member companies in 23 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.
Learn more about the 2021 scholarship recipients here.
Since its inception in 2010, the WSWA Educational Foundation has awarded over $850,000 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 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. To learn more, please visit www.wswa.org or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.