At San Francisco Wine School, we believe that every motivated and engaged student should have access to high quality, professional education in their trade. Since our inception, we have been providing tuition assistance programs to worthy students and are thrilled to offer financial support for the next generation of industry leaders. 


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The 501c3 qualified Glancy Wine Education Fund was established in 2017 and provides scholarships of up to $5,000 each to students wanting to start or advance a career in the wine or hospitality industry using San Francisco Wine School's certification programs. Awards are based upon financial need and cost of coursework and in consideration of academic performance and work experience as well as educational and career goals.  Read about some of our 2017 Winners!

Announcing 2018 Glancy Wine Education Scholarship Winners!

Cynthia Bournellis - San Jose, CA*
Robert Dubben - Homewood, CA
Christopher Fagan - San Diego, CA
Martin Gil - Montebello, CA**
Fanny Gonzalez - Royal Oaks, CA
Edward Lee - Napa, CA
Bridgette Lin - San Francisco, CA
Lori Mitchell - Touchet, WA
Marissa Payne - San Francisco, CA
Christian Van Dijk - Louisville, KY

*Les Dames d'Escoffier Award
**San Francisco Bay Area Fire Recovery Award

The 2019 Scholarship Application period will open in November 2018.  Ask to be notified when applications are posted.


San Francisco Wine School provides a limited number of hospitality and marketing internships to students interested in financing their program tuition.  Contact us for more information or to apply.


Anyone can support the next generation of wine professionals by making a tax-deductible donation to the Glancy Wine Education Fund!  View donation information and thank you gifts.

"It's not just the money... It was also the gesture, the possibility, the kindness. I am so grateful for this opportunity & I just wanted to say Thank You." - Jamie Apuna, 2017 Scholarship Recipient




In an effort to expand the support of a growing student body, the 501c3 Qualified Glancy Wine Education Fund is now providing named scholarships to organizations and companies who value formal education in the hospitality and food & wine industry and donate $2,000 or more to support the next generation of wine professionals. In appreciation for their contributions, corporate scholarship sponsors will have the opportunity to request qualification criteria, introduced to the recipients and be named in all GWEF press releases and promotion materials.

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San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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