The Urban Grape is ecstatic to announce its “The Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color” program for the year 2020. The students who are in geographic proximity to attend classes on Boston University campus and work in Boston-area internships and also are of age 21 years or older are eligible to apply.
The company is organizing the grant to let students put their ideas into actions with the help of the internship program offered by them. The recipients will also get financial assistance to overcome their hurdles and pay for any of the high cost of expenses related to their further studies.
The Urban Grape is an award-winning wine, craft beer, and spirits store located in Boston’s vibrant South End neighborhood. It is the first store to utilize Progressive Shelving, a unique system of organizing wines by their body, rather than varietal or region. Progressive Shelving allows its staff to help you pick the perfect wine for your palate.
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Who May Be Eligible?
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- Must be 21 years or older and the time of application
- Must be in geographic proximity to attend classes on Boston University campus and work in Boston-area internships
- Must attend classes and complete coursework at a minimum passing level
- Must present in good faith a goal to work in the wine industry upon completion of the program
- Must enroll in and pass all four levels of the Certificate Program in Wine Studies at Boston University within two years or as courses.
- The recipient must also complete concurrent industry internships under the guidance of The Urban Grape.
- Graduates will receive certifications from Boston University at the competition of each level of the program.
How to Apply
Interested students can fill out their required information electronically through an online application form. The applicants are asked to mention all the credentials needed in order to get consideration for the award.
- Must mention some necessary information like full name, address, email, contact number
- A resume
- Professional or Academic Letter of Recommendation
- Must upload a 500-word maximum letter of intent, addressing your previous experience with wine (professional, travel, family, global exposure), your goals for the program, and how you envision this experience will impact your career.
The Urban Grape Wine Studies Award provides financial support, paid internships, and mentoring for Students of Color in Boston’s wine industry and the Boston University Wine Studies Program. Internships take place at The Urban Grape, Boston, MA; MS Walker, Norwood, MA; and Big Heart Hospitality, Boston, MA.
The deadline for the 2020 applications is August 15, 2020. The first award recipient will begin the coursework and internships in September 2020.