Grants and Scholarship
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Grants &
Scholarships

INNOVATION IN TEACHING education grants

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Schools in the table grape growing regions of California’s San Joaquin and Coachella valleys are
benefiting from grants awarded this academic year by California table grape growers.

In total, 51 education grants worth up to $750 each were awarded to educators with innovative
teaching ideas. These projects, which will be completed in the spring of 2019, are reaching
more than 9,000 students.

Click here for summaries of the 51 selected teaching ideas.

The next funding cycle for the Innovation in Teaching education grants will be in the fall of
2019. For information, contact educationgrants@grapesfromcalifornia.com.

The Innovation in Teaching education grants are part of a community service program of the
California Table Grape Commission, funded by California table grape growers.

AGRICULTURAL scholarships

The California Table Grape Commission (commission), on behalf of the state’s table grape growers, offers agricultural scholarships to students residing in the Coachella or San Joaquin valleys.

Three $20,000 four-year agricultural scholarships are annually available to students who are interested in working in agriculture, specifically the table grape industry. The scholarships are available to graduating seniors and to high school graduates entering college for the first time, including family members of table grape growers.

Applicants must enroll full-time in a California college or university with a fall enrollment date and a declared major tied to a future in the California table grape industry. The scholarship is not available to students already enrolled in a college or university or those who are planning to pursue a two-year degree.

The California Table Grape Agricultural Scholarship Program was created in 2012 and is in addition to the Table Grape Field Worker Scholarship Program, which has been in place for over 30 years.

New scholarship applications will be available in the fall of 2019 for enrollment in the fall of 2020.

FIELD WORKER scholarships

California’s table grape growers have long recognized the importance of supporting the communities where they live and work. Table 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 first worker-focused scholarship program in the nation. Since 1985, high school graduates in the table grape growing regions have received funding to help defray college education costs.

Table grape workers and their children are eligible for two types of scholarships from the commission: a $20,000 four-year scholarship and a $3,500 two-year scholarship. Scholarships are available to graduating seniors and high school graduates entering college for the first time. In order to be eligible, students must plan to attend a school in California. Preference will be given to those who express a commitment to a future in agriculture and/or a career in the table grape industry.

New scholarship applications will be available in the fall of 2019 for enrollment in the fall of 2020.

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ABOUT California TABLE GRAPES

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 more than 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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