BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB) proudly launches the Phillips-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship program for fiscal year 2021. The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB) created an educational grant program available to current members of the Colorado wine industry or to students in Colorado post-secondary programs focusing on viticulture or enology to advance the development of the Colorado Wine and Grape Industry. The CWIDB created this program in memory of two prominent pioneers of the Colorado wine industry, Doug Phillips and Steve Rhodes.
“We are thrilled to be able to support grape-growers, wine-makers, and others affiliated with the Colorado wine industry with expanding their training and opening new doors to elevate the industry, all while honoring two of our industry’s pioneers,” said Doug Caskey, Executive Director of the Colorado Wine Board.
The purpose of the Phillips-Rhodes Memorial Grant is to encourage members of the Colorado wine and grape industries or Colorado college, graduate-level, or post-secondary vocational training students committed to the Colorado wine and grape industries to pursue training, or educational opportunities that will advance the Colorado wine and grape industries. Such opportunities might be in grape-growing, water management, winemaking, marketing, business management, liquor code compliance, safety, or any field closely related to and beneficial for the Colorado wine and grape industries.
For fiscal year 2021, running through June 30, 2021, the program may award up to $6000 for scholarships to pursue post-secondary degrees or professional certificates in viticulture, enology, or subjects closely related and beneficial to the Colorado wine industry, as well as workshops, seminars, or short courses in appropriate topics.
The amount of awards will depend on the number of grants selected for the award cycle based on the review committee’s evaluation process, but will fall between $250 and $3000. The CWIDB reserves the right not to award any money during an award cycle. The Review Committee designated by the CWIDB will make recommendations for awards to the full CWIDB, who will approve the final awards. Applications will be accepted through May 31st, 2021.
About the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board
The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board is part of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, dedicated to promoting and furthering the development of Colorado’s grape growers and approximately 140 wineries. For additional information, visit www.coloradowine.com.
— The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board
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