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Giving back is the focus of the community outreach program funded by California table grape growers. Current efforts focus on awarding a variety of college or university scholarships.


Since 1985, California table grape growers have awarded 195 scholarships to help students in the growing regions of California attend college.

Field Worker Scholarships are available to California table grape workers and their children, including scholarships to any four-year California college or university, and scholarships to help students attend a community college and transition to a university or college in California.

California table grape growers also award agricultural scholarships to those interested in building a career in the California table grape industry and in investing their undergraduate years of study in academic areas of importance to its future. Recipients must reside in the Coachella or San Joaquin valleys and attend a college or university in California.

Please contact the California Table Grape Commission at 559-447-8350 or [email protected] with any questions.

Meet the 2023 Recipients
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2022 Scholarships

Scholarship recipients were asked to reflect on their scholarship award and experiences. To view the 2022 California Table Grape scholarship recipients and hear them in their own words, please click the link below.

View the 2022 Recipients


California’s table grape growers support teachers and students in the classroom by providing lesson plans for teachers, activities for students, grape history, coloring sheets and printed materials such as stickers, posters and recipe cards.


Recipe cards, bookmarks and fact sheets are some of the many materials that have been donated to community groups and organizations. Other outreach activities have included science fairs, after-school programs, 4-H and health and nutrition projects in schools and senior centers. The community outreach program is one of many ways that California table grape growers like to give back to their communities.

For questions or requests for more information, email the commission at [email protected] or call 559.447.8350.

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Californians have been cultivating grapes for more than two centuries. Today, 99 percent of U.S. table grapes are produced in California's warm, dry climate that is ideal for grape growing. With 90 grape varieties grown, California grapes come in three colors—green, red, and black—and are in season from May through January.

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