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The Texas Wine School is now a 501(c)(3) organization.  Our mission is to advance wine education. In addition to offering classes for both consumers and professionals we provide need-based scholarships and awards to people in the wine industry who seek to advance their wine knowledge.

Scholarships will fund up to 85% of the cost of the following certification classes offered through The Texas Wine School:
• WSET Level 2 in Wines (in person)
• WSET Level 3 in Wines (in person)
• WSET Diploma in Wines (in person)
• French Wine Scholar
• Italian Wine Scholar (Northern and/or Southern Italy)*
• Spanish Wine Scholar

Scholarship applications are continually accepted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should plan to submit their applications 4-6 weeks prior to the beginning of the class for which they are seeking funding. Applications should be submitted to Applicants will be notified whether or not they will receive a scholarship 2-4 weeks after their application is submitted. Applicants may be asked to interview (in person or over Zoom) to support their application. Decisions will be based on demonstrated need, perceived ability to successfully complete the course, and the applicant’s desire and ability to have an impact on the broader wine community. Scholarship recipients are expected to uphold the level of professionalism maintained by The Texas Wine School and demonstrate good attendance in their awarded courses. The scholarship committee reserves the right to revoke or terminate scholarships if it deems these provisions are not being met.

Course Full Price Scholarship Award Student Payment
WSET Level 2 in Wines in person $749 $594 $155
WSET Level 3 in Wines in person $1295 $1,020 $275
WSET Diploma in Wines D1 $980 $830 $150
WSET Diploma in Wines D2 $680 $530 $150
French Wine Scholar $950 $807.50 $142.50
Italian Wine Scholar: Northern Italy* $850 $722.50 $127.50
Italian Wine Scholar: Southern Italy* $850 $722.50 $127.50
Spanish Wine Scholar $850 $722.50 $127.50

*Also eligible for the Riccardo Caflisch Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements
– At least 21 years of age
– Texas resident
– Experience in the wine industry preferred
– Letter of recommendation (minimum one, maximum two)


The Riccardo Caflisch Memorial Scholarship in Italian Wine Studies

The Riccardo Caflisch Memorial Scholarship in Italian Wine Studies is named after the beloved uncle of one of our Italian instructors.  Zio “Uncle” Riccardo (1939-2000) had an unquenchable appetite for food, wine and life.  He enriched the lives of many, first as an oncologist in Udine and then as the director of a private high school and foreign language institute in Trieste.  His inquisitive mind, belief in continuing education and passion for hospitality provides a sound role model for any aspiring wine scholar.

Students applying for scholarships in Italian wine courses may apply for both the Riccardo Caflisch Memorial Scholarship and the Texas Wine School’s general scholarship. To apply for the Riccardo Caflisch Memorial Scholarship, download our general scholarship application and attach an additional response to Section C.

Download our scholarship application!