Wine Foundation awards


A Wenatchee award winner

WINE FOUNDATION AWARDS $43,000 TO STUDENTS
Wenatchee's Jerrisa Fisch among winners
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation awarded $43,000 in scholarships to 13 students pursuing careers in the wine industry. The awards were made from four funds:
Jerrisa Fisch was awarded the Walter Clore Scholarship and the Foundation Fund Scholarship. The  Walter J. Clore Scholarship – Established in 1997 by the Washington Winegrowers Association to recognize and honor the research and lifetime achievements of this pioneering Washington vintner.
Award winner Fisch was born and raised in Wenatchee. She plans to contribute to Washington’s wine industry after her graduation from Central Washington University through the Global Wine Trade program in winter of 2020. She has a passion for Washington wine, sustainability, and focusing on tomorrow’s workers and leaders. Jerrisa recently traveled to Southern Spain and spent nine days touring wine regions.
She has also volunteered for harvest at Canyon Mist Winery and worked at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, assisting with production, bottling, and labeling.
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation helps fund solutions for the wine industry’s challenges, including the need for a future workforce that is well-educated and prepared to do great work. The Foundation’s Scholarship Program establishes, coordinates, manages and promotes scholarships for students pursuing degrees in industry-related fields. The Scholarship Program is made possible thanks to generous supporters in the wine industry.
To learn more, visit: washingtonwinefoundation.org. The Washington Wine Industry Foundation brings together partners and facilitates funding to craft sustainable solutions to the wine industry’s challenges.
For more information: call 509-782-1108 or visit 203 Mission Avenue, Suite 107, Wenatchee. Correspondence can be sent to PO Box 716, Cashmere, WA 98815.

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