The Texas Hill Country Wine Industry Scholarship program is part of Texas Hill Country Wineries, a non-profit trade association. Our Community Outreach Committee is charged with awarding academic scholarships to Texas residents enrolled in a school or college program related to and benefiting the Texas Wine Industry.
The scholarship awards are funded by Texas Hill Country Wineries event ticket sales, field day profits and individual, winery or business donations. See below for details on how to donate.
In 2017, the committee, Board of Directors and Member Wineries awarded $11,000 in scholarships to 12 students.
In 2018, Texas Hill Country Wineries awarded $10,000 to 9 students enrolled at Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and the Philly Wine School.
In 2019, Texas Hill Country Wineries awarded $12,500 to 9 students enrolled at Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and Texas State University.
In 2020, Texas Hill Country Wineries awarded $9.500 to 10 students enrolled at Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and University of Houston.
In 2021, Texas Hill Country Wineries awarded $12,500 to 7 students enrolled at Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and University of Houston.
In 2021, Texas Hill Country Wineries partnered with Texas A&M for the Texas Hill Country Wine Endowment Fund.
The THCW Board, Scholarship Committee and Winery Members are committed to supporting industry education and the advancement of Texas wine.
Special Scholarship Awards
The Blake Bingham Memorial Scholarship was established in 2021 in memory of Blake and his love of the Texas wine industry. This special scholarship award will continue in his name each year.
The Texas Wine Community Scholarships was established in 2019 and scholarships were awarded to multiple outstanding applicants. These scholarships are funded by donations directly from Texas wine industry members. Thank you to Vinovium Parnters & The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas for helping establish this special scholarship.
The Texas A&M Hill Country Wine Endowment was established in 2021.
Donations can be made in 4 categories:
- General Scholarship Fund
- Blake Bingham Memorial Scholarship
- Texas Wine Community Scholarship
- Texas A&M Hill Country Wine Endowment
THCW is a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for your support for the future of Texas wine!