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Information About AIWF Scholarships for Study in 2016

The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) is a national non-profit educational organization established in 1981 by the late Robert Mondavi, the late Julia Child and others to promote a forum for the study and enjoyment of gastronomy. The AIWF is dedicated to advancing the understanding, appreciation, and quality of wine and food through fun educational experiences in support of its Days of Taste® and Scholarship programs.

The Monterey Bay Chapter of AIWF awards scholarships for the pursuit of culinary arts and enology/viticulture in full or part-time accredited continuing education programs. The scholarships typically range from $1,000 to $5,000, and the funds do not need to be repaid. All schools must be accredited and offer continuous relevant hands-on, in-person experience. Since the money for the scholarships is raised by the Monterey Bay Chapter, scholarships are only awarded to people who are connected to Monterey area by school, work, or recent involvement in food or wine in the area. The scholarship money may be used for study within or outside of Monterey County.

The scholarship award is not transferable without the written permission of the Scholarship Committee, and permission may be denied at the discretion of the Committee.

The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the school the successful applicant will be attending. All applicants are responsible for supplying their contact information at the time they submit the application, and again, after they start school, including addresses, home and cell phone numbers and email addresses.

Successful applicants are also required to supply the name, title, and mailing address of the person at the school to whom a check will be sent.

The Monterey Bay Chapter expects feedback from scholarship winners about their achievements, experiences and future goals before graduation, and again, six months after the end of studies.

This application must be completely filled out, along with the statement, resume, and letters of recommendation in order to be considered.

Scholarship Committee AIWF Monterey Bay c/o Mary Chamberlin

25750 Carmel Knolls Dr., Carmel, Ca. 93923 Phone (831) 624-0830

2015 Recipients:


Christina Morales

Graduating from The Drummond Culinary Academy at Rancho Cielo Youth Campus


Albino Romero

Attending The Institute of Technology, Culinary Program in Fresno