SOMM FOUNDATION: 2019 CMS Scholarships - Updated 3/19

SommFoundation has begun announcing scholarships for the Court of Master Sommelier and Institute of Masters of Wine courses and exams happening in the year ahead. Stay tuned—I will keep this post updated as new opportunities are announced! Scholarships will be offered for a variety of exams/courses and geographical areas.


Charlie Palmer Pigs & Pinot CMS Intro Course/Exam Scholarship - US

A scholarship for the CMS Introductory Course/Exam ($600). May be applied retroactively. Applicants must be US residents.

APPLY HERE by August 16, 5pm PST.


Sonoma-Cutrer CMS Certified & Advanced Course/Exam Scholarships - US

Scholarships for the CMS Certified Exam ($595), Advanced Course ($1195), and Advanced Exam ($1195). Applicants must live and work in the US.

APPLY HERE by May 24, 5pm PST.


Court of Master Sommeliers Unger Advanced Exam Scholarship - US

A scholarship for the CMS Advanced Exam ($1250). Applicants must be US residents.

APPLY HERE by May 24, 5pm PST.


Laura Fiorvanti Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar CMS Advanced Exam Scholarship - N. America, Women

A scholarship for the CMS Advanced Exam ($1195). Applicants must be women working and residing in the US, Canada, or Mexico, with a confirmed seat at one of the 2019 CMS Advanced Exams.

APPLY HERE by August 16, 12pm PST.


Wilson Daniels CMS Master Exam Scholarship - US, Canada, & Mexico

A scholarship for the Theory and Practical portions of the CMS Master Exam ($2,000). May be applied retroactively. Applicants must be from the US, Canada, or Mexico.

APPLY HERE by August 16, 5pm PST.


Court of Master Sommeliers Bonaccorsi St. Louis Master Exam Scholarship - US

A scholarship for the Practical portion of the CMS Master Exam taking place September 9 to 11 in St. Louis, MO. Applicants must be US residents and have a confirmed seat at the exam.

APPLY HERE by August 16, 12pm PST.


Court of Master Sommeliers International Advanced Course/Exam Scholarship - International

A scholarship for the Advanced Course or Exam ($1285). Applicants must be based outside of the US or Canada.

APPLY HERE by May 24, 5pm PST.


NEW: Jackson Family Wines MS & MW Scholarship - Canada

A scholarship for those sitting for the MW Stage 2 Exam or the MS Theory and/or Practical exam in 2019 (2,000 USD). Applicants must work and reside in Canada.

APPLY HERE by May 5, 5pm PST (MW candidates) / August 16, 5pm PST (MS candidates).


NEW: David A. Carpenter Master of Wine Scholarship - US & Canada

A scholarship for expenses related to the MW Stage 2 Practical Exam ($5,000). Applicants must work and reside in the US or Canada.

APPLY HERE by May 5, 5pm PST.


Questions? Email Lynn at SommFoundation (lynn.fletcher@sommfoundation.com).