BC WISE Scholarship (Wine Industry Scholarship and Education Fund)

The British Columbia Wine Industry Scholarship and Education Fund (BC WISE) was created in 2020 to support individuals wishing to further their career in the British Columbia wine industry.


Important dates

APLICATIONS OPEN: From January 15 through March every year

REWIEWING PERIOD: 2/3 weeks after closing by Sponsors’ reviewing committee committee

CHEQUE PRESENTATION: Winners will be contacted and cheques presented

Scholarship Sponsor

The 2023 BC WISE Scholarships are sponsored by  Poplar Grove and Quails’ Gate




Value of Scholarship


Up to 5 scholarships per year

Special Considerations

Winners are expected to work in British Columbia in the hospitality industry sector for at least 2 years after receiving the scholarship

You are NOT eligible to receive this scholarship two consecutive years

You can apply to other relevant scholarships of the BCHF Scholarship Program


  • Background

    Must be enrolled or, ready to enroll, in a winemaking, viticulture or wine business executive program

  • Academic Information

    Provide copies of transcripts and any wine related diplomas

  • Why are you applying?

    Prepare a 500-word essay on why you need and deserve a $1,000 scholarship

    Name or description of the course (s) you have applied for

    Fill out the application form.

  • References

    Two (2) reference letters from non-family members


0 Scholarships Awarded

NOTE: Should you receive an award from the BC Hospitality Foundation, as a condition to your acceptance of this award, you agree that neither the BC Hospitality Foundation nor any of its officers, directors, employees or agents shall be responsible for any and all costs and expenses (other than, but not specifically limited to, tuition and other items identified in writing by the grantor of this scholarship). Should you receive an award from the BC Hospitality Foundation, permission is granted to use your name for publicity purposes.