The Women of Wine and Spirits organization announced the distribution of 174,700 Meritorious Scholarships in 2022, an amount that adds to the investment of more than $595,700 in the region among others distributed since 2017. this year, there’s a Colombians on the list.
The Foundation has received 304 applications from candidates from 30 countries including Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and others. , Nigeria, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Continuing Education Scholarship category appears with Colombian Juanita Diusaba Yusunguara from Bogota, Kirsten Ainslie, Glasgow, Scotland; Miriam Chambers, Sacramento, CA; Chares Embry, Santa Rosa, CA; Miria False, Manson, WA; Anna Maximova, British Columbia, Canada; Debra Mortillaro, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Sofia Mumbi, Nairobi, Kenya; Chijindu Shanti Onwuchekwa, Lagos, Nigeria; Morgan Plow, San Francisco, Calif.; Emma Rangsini Promagent, Bangkok, Thailand; Tonya Rave, Washington, DC; Alice Vaux, West Des Moines, IA.
The Professional Development and Leadership Fellowship was taken by Sarah Andrew, Victoria, Australia; Level 1 WSET Award in Wine: Karen Freire, Miami, FL; Asante Peri, Demerara; Brit Spears, Silver Spring, Maryland. WSET Level 1 Qualification in Spirits: Antonia Davis, Cincinnati, OH; Becca Goldklang, Garda, CA; Kayani Worrell Thomas, Nassau, Bahamas. Sake Level 1 WSET Award: Caitlin Burdick, Austin, Texas. Level 2 WSET Award in Wine: Tanisha Edwards, Brooklyn, NY; Carolyn Wairimu, Kiambu, Kenya. Level 2 WSET Award in Spirits: Molly Reese, Surprise, AZ; Alma Leticia Robles Valdez, Guadalajara, Mexico.
The recipients of the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine were Nina Keiser, Stellenbosch, South Africa; Ty Morrison, Houston, Texas. the prize; WSET Level 3 in Spirits with: Connie Lee, British Columbia, Canada; Jaya Mootu, Ontario, Canada; WSET Level 3 Sake Award: Zaloren González Fontes, Mexico City, Mexico. WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wine: Mackenzie Pedersen, Seattle, WA.
And finally, with the Executive Leadership Program Scholarship to attend Discus Academy: Elana Efrat, Washington, DC; Lauren Reynolds, Crestwood, KY. Leadership Development Program Scholarship to Attend Discus Academy: Lindsay Parmele, Lemont, IL; Otesha Mosley-Bremond, Los Angeles, CA; and Ashley Noble, Brooklyn, New York.
“Once again, the Women of the Wine and Spirits Foundation has received excellent applications from people around the world,” said Deborah Brenner, president of the Women of the Wine and Spirits Foundation. “I am deeply honored to celebrate this year’s winners for their incredible achievements, and I am extremely grateful to our donors, committee members, and our Board. Together we are working with women in the wine, beer and spirits industry.” For creating a better world.”