Viticulture & Enology Scholarships

The Yavapai College Foundation is honored to offer several Viticulture and Enology (VEN) scholarship for YC students. Scholarships are not based on financial need. Students must complete the FAFSA to be considered. Even if a Student does not qualify for Financial Aid, they may be eligible for a scholarship.

Students can apply for Scholarship and all other scholarships at Yavapai College by filling out the scholarship application online through their student portal.

To apply for a VEN scholarship, students pursuing the Enology Certificate must be 21 years of age. Students pursuing the Viticulture Certificate may be younger than 21 years of age.

For YC Foundation Scholarships, click here.

Follow the steps to apply for YC Foundation Scholarships.

The scholarship application is open from January 1 – April 1.

For questions, please contact: Answer Center at 928.776.2152 or by email: financial.aid@yc.edu

ARIZONA VIGNERONS ALLIANCE (AVA) SCHOLARSHIP
Eight (8) $500 awards are available for the academic year for students enrolled in the Viticulture and Enology Program for either an AAS Degree or Certificate.
  • Applicants will be enrolled in a minimum of 5 credits (part-time).
  • Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) each semester to maintain eligibility for the award.
  • Students are eligible for subsequent awards but must reapply each year.
  • Within their YC scholarship application, candidate must describe why they have chosen to pursue a course of study in viticulture and enology.
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need.
ARIZONA VINEYARD ARTISTS GROUP VITICULTURE & ENOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Three (3) awards are available each semester for students enrolled in the Viticulture and Enology Program. The amount of the scholarship award shall be determined based on the amount of art sold and funds donated from the group each academic year.
  • Applicants may include full or part-time students.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) each semester to maintain eligibility for the award.
  • Students are eligible for subsequent awards (not to exceed four semesters) but must reapply each year.
  • Scholarships are available to any qualified applicant, with first priority going to students with financial need.
ERIC ROBERTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN VITICULTURE & ENOLOGY
One (1) award is available for the academic year.
  • Applicants will be enrolled in a minimum 6 credits (part-time).
  • Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) each semester to maintain eligibility for the award.
  • Scholarship recipient may apply for the award in subsequent academic years (not to exceed four consecutive semesters).
  • Scholarship will be awarded based on financial need.
NEAL BALTZ VITICULTURE & ENOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Two (2) $500 awards are available for the academic year for students enrolled in the Viticulture and Enology Program for either an AAS Degree or Certificate.
  • Applicants will be enrolled in a minimum 7 credits (part-time).
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) each semester to maintain eligibility for the award.
  • Scholarships provided by the fund are NOT based solely on financial need.
RUSS AND JUDITH BALDA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN VITICULTURE & ENOLOGY
Two (2) $500 awards are available for the academic year – one for a student seeking the Viticulture Certificate and one for a student  pursuing the Enology Certificate.
  • Applicants will be enrolled in a minimum 6 credits (part-time).
  • Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) each semester to maintain eligibility for the award.
  • Scholarship recipient may reapply for the award in subsequent academic years (not to exceed four consecutive semesters).
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need.
THE VALERIE AND DANIEL WOOD VEN SCHOLARSHIP
Four (4) $250 awards are available for the academic year for applicants who are enrolled part-time with a minimum of 5 credits.
Four (4) $500 awards are available for the academic year for applicants who are enrolled full-time with a minimum of 10 credits.
  • Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) each semester to maintain eligibility for the award.
  • Scholarship recipient may reapply for the award in subsequent academic years.
  • Application to include a letter from the applicant/student that indicates and introduction and describes their desire/passion for the wine industry including their hopes and dreams for their future involvement
  • Scholarships are NOT based on financial need.
TO APPLY FOR YAVAPAI COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

To apply, you must have already applied for admission to Yavapai College. Scholarship applications are available by logging into the YC Website using the myYC Login button. Go to My Account My Financial Aid. Click on and complete the “Scholarship application”.

To apply for financial aid and to learn more about the FAFSA please visit: https://www.yc.edu/v6/financial-aid/

GIVE THE GIFT OF A SCHOLARSHIP

Expendable (Annual) Scholarships
Expendable scholarships are created when a donation is made on an annual or one-time basis. Typically the entire amount will be awarded in the year following the gift. Annual gifts to the scholarship will be necessary to continue supporting a student; often, donors will create an endowment to ensure the scholarship is perpetuated. Donors work with the staff to establish the criteria for awarding scholarships. Expendable scholarships:

  • Provide support to students for one academic year.
  • Allow a donor to make an immediate impact on the lives of our students.
  • Can be renewed each year by the donor, or through a gift sufficient enough to cover several years.
Endowed (Perpetual) Scholarships
Endowed scholarships are long-term perpetual funds that generate an annual income, a portion of which is awarded each year by the Foundation to deserving students.
  • The minimum investment for a named endowment is $10,000. Donors may take three to four years to endow their fund. Annual awards to students begin once the fund is fully endowed.
  • Once established, these scholarships exist in perpetuity to assist current and future generations of YC students.
  • Endowed scholarships provide a consistent flow of support to students and allows Yavapai College to plan into the future.

Learn why students at Yavapai College need your help now.

For more information, contact the Answer Center at 928.776.2152 or by email: financial.aid@yc.edu. Visit www.yc.edu/finaid for scholarship application instructions and deadlines.
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