2015 Sommelier and Industry Scholarships Open

Applicants Needed: Your BCHF Supports Our Industry’s Future Leaders
The BCHF has an extensive scholarship programme that extends to BCHF Scholarshipsstudents in hospitality industry-related studies. The programme annually gives upwards of $35,000 towards three Sommelier, three Industry, 11 Hospitality, four Culinary, and one Bartender scholarship every year.The Foundation works with Colleges, Universities, Hospitality and Culinary schools, as well as industry partners to identify applicants.
Click HERE to see for more information about the BCHF Scholarship program, including a list of past recipients.
Sommelier Scholarships 2015 
* Sommelier Scholarship Applications are open until APRIL 3, 2015. Click HERE to apply.
Sponsored by Okanagan Crush Pad, this is a mentorship program designed to further individual study in wine education. The winery provides an annual Scholarship of $5000 to the BC Hospitality Foundation towards wine studies. Three $1000.00 scholarships are awarded every year, which are currently open for applications and are presented in April. The other $2000 assists Vancouver’s Sommelier of the Year, as chosen by the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers – British Columbia Chapter (CAPSBC), with travel costs associated with the national finals. In addition to that, Okanagan Crush Pad invites Vancouver’s Sommelier of the Year to make 100 cases of wine in Summerland, proceeds of which are donated to the Foundation.

To enter, you will need:

(1) A 500 word essay on why you need and deserve a $1000 scholarship
(2) Academic transcripts – WSET or ISG
(3) 2 (Two) reference letters from non-family members
(4) Cover letterScholarship applications go to an eight member industry committee for review.
Scholarships are open to anyone working in the industry in British Columbia. Our committee chooses three scholarship winners. Winners will be notified, in writing, in April each year. The awards will be presented at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards in April.
Industry Scholarships 2015 
* Industry Scholarship Applications are open until JULY 1, 2015. Click HERE to apply.
Are you, or do you know a parent that has been working in the food & beverage, hospitality, or culinary industry (including suppliers and distributors) for at least five years? If so, your child has an opportunity to receive the BCHF Industry Scholarship Award if they have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on the latest transcript and are planning to study any hospitality diploma or degree including hotel/restaurant management, bartending, sommelier, or culinary institutions. Your BCHF created this award to support families in the hospitality industry.
To enter, you will need:
(1) A 400 word essay on why you want to work in the hospitality industry
(2) Academic transcripts
(3) 2 (Two) reference letters from non-family members
The BCHF will make three $1000.00 Industry Scholarships available every year.
For more information on scholarships, please visit bchospitalityfoundation.com or contact Dawn Donahue, Chair, BCHF Scholarship Committee at 604-628-9547.