Field Worker Scholarships

California's fresh grape growers have long recognized the importance of supporting the communities where they live and work.  Fresh grape growers throughout the state volunteer their time and service for associations, boards and charitable organizations.  In addition, for over 30 years, California's table grape growers have supported their workers and their communities with the nation's first worker-focused scholarship program.  Since 1985, 120 high school graduates in the table grape growing regions have received funding to help defray the cost of college education.

The commission is now accepting applications for the 2016 California Table Grape Workers Scholarship program.  Up to three $20,000 scholarships to any four-year California college or university and up to three $3,500 scholarships to any junior or community college in California are available to table grape field workers and their children. 

Applicants must be 2017 graduating high school seniors or high school graduates.  To be eligible, the student must plan to attend school in California.  Preference will be given to those expressing a commitment to a future in agriculture and/or a career in the table grape industry.


The deadline for all field worker scholarship applications is 5 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017. 

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PDF of Two-Year Field Worker Scholarship Application

 PDF of Four-Year Fireld Worker Scholarship Application