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 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, more than 100 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 2015 California Table Grape Workers Scholarship program. Up to three $20,000 scholarships to any four-year California college or university and up to four $3,500 scholarships to any junior or community college, or trade school in California are available to table grape field workers and their children.
Applicants must be 2015 graduating high school seniors or high school graduates. To be eligible, the student must plan to attend school in California.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.