California Assoc. of Winegrape Growers Foundation

        CAWG Foundation                        Scholarships

The California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation is offering at least six scholarships in 2020 to graduating high school seniors. Students may study the subject of their choice. CAWG Foundation is awarding two types of scholarships:

1) Three $8,000 scholarships for four years at any campus in the University of California or California State University system.

2) Three $2,000 scholarships for two years at any California community college. Students may forfeit their scholarship eligibility and/or award for any of the following reasons:

 • Enrollment in less than 12 units per semester • Grades that drop below 2.0 in any given semester

 • Providing false or misleading educational or eligibility information

 • Any form of plagiarism In addition, the CAWG Foundation reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship at any time if the conditions of the scholarship or the CAWG Foundation policies are violated. Who May Apply Only the children with a parent or legal guardian employed by a California vineyard during the 2019 - 2020 winegrape growing season are eligible to apply. Children with a parent or guardian who is a winegrape grower may request a waiver from this eligibility requirement based upon financial need. To qualify for waiver consideration, a letter demonstrating financial need must be submitted with the completed application packet. Children of current directors or employees of the CAWG Foundation are not eligible to apply. You must be a high school senior graduating in 2020. Students currently enrolled in college are not eligible.

To qualify for the scholarships, students must:

Be graduating from high school and plan to attend a University of California, California State University or California community college in the fall of 2020;

 •Have a parent or legal guardian who is/was an employee of a Winegrape grower during the 2019 or 2020 season;

• Complete the application form;

• Attach official high school transcript; • Attach a copy of your SAT or ACT results if you are applying for a four-year scholarship;

 • Provide a letter of recommendation from an instructor, the school principal or counselor. The letter must be signed and provide the address, telephone number and position held in the school.

• Submit a 500 word essay that tells the committee about you, your financial need, your career goals, and how you plan to help your community. Addressing some or all of the following questions and statements below may assist you in writing your essay, but addressing these specific questions and statements is not required to complete the essay.

 • Tell us about your family relationships and financial need. • Is attending college common in your family?

• Why do you want to continue your education?

 • Tell us about your extracurricular activities, community service and any work experience you may have.

• How will this scholarship make a difference in your continued education?

 • What accomplishments are you most proud of?

• What are your career goals and estimated timelines to achieve these goals?

 • How do you plan to give back to your community?


Where to Send Completed Application

Applications must be POSTMARKED no later than March 6, 2020.

 CAWG Foundation 1121 L Street, Suite 304, Sacramento, CA 95814

 Questions? Just call (916) 379-8995 web: CAWG Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization