The WSWA Educational Foundation – the charitable arm of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) – has announced 50 recipients of its annual scholarship program. The winning students, children of member-wholesaler employees ranging from truck drivers to sales representatives and account managers, were awarded $2,000 each to help fund their higher education expenses.
The list of the 2023 Educational Foundation Scholarship recipients can be seen here.
“We are honored to present 50 children of our wholesaler members with this well-deserved scholarship,” said Francis Creighton, WSWA’s president and CEO, in a news release. “The students should be immensely proud of this accomplishment in being selected as one of the few to receive these funds for their higher education endeavors. I look forward to seeing the success of each recipient in school and beyond. Congratulations!”
There were nearly 400 applications submitted this year. The 50 students selected represent 12 WSWA member companies in 22 states. Eligible applicants are required to be a dependent of a full-time distributor employee working for a WSWA-member company. Beneficiaries were selected by an independent panel of judges through a competitive application process.
The Educational Foundation Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of many WSWA’s wholesaler members. Since its inception in 2010, the WSWA Educational Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships.