Jessica H. Green wins the first annual SommFoundation, David A. Carpenter Masters of Wine Scholarship
The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to announce that a winner has been chosen for the first annual SommFoundation, David A. Carpenter Masters of Wine Scholarship. Jessica H. Green, a practical only student based in New York City, has been awarded this $5000 (USD) scholarship to help towards the costs of her studies.
The mission of the Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation (“SommFoundation”) is to assist wine and spirits professionals to achieve the highest level of proficiency and accreditation in the food and beverage industry. SommFoundation provides enrichment opportunities and scholarships to sommeliers, restaurant professionals, wine journalists, and winemakers to further their knowledge about the world of wine and spirits and elevate the level of competency in the understanding of the beverage profession. This David A. Carpenter Masters of Wine Scholarship, sponsored by David and Diane Carpenter, was created to further the mission of SommFoundation. The Carpenters work to collaborate with a wide range of wine organizations in an effort to provide opportunities for all wine professionals wishing to develop their knowledge and skills.
Jessica H. Green is a wine educator and journalist based in New York. She teaches WSET classes at the International Wine Center, and her articles on wine are widely published. She was so grateful to David and Diane Carpenter and the SommFoundation for this award. “After a career encompassing publishing and education, I have found my passion in learning about wine and sharing my knowledge with others. The SommFoundation generously supports wine professionals like me and my colleagues in the MW study programme who seek the highest level of proficiency and accreditation. The financial and moral support I have received as recipient the David A. Carpenter Masters of Wine Scholarship inspires me to work harder than ever to pass the practical exam this year!”.
The scholarship was open to all practical only students, and was awarded based on need and merit.
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