FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2021
Organizational Contact: Mr. Ed Dent
The Wine Society of Texas
18027 St. Emilion Ct, Spring, Texas 77379
Tele: 713-705-8574 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wine Society of Texas announces its 2021 Scholarship Grant Program Awards totaling $5,000 to students for assistance in wine and winery education, internship or field study in Texas, research work as it pertains to grape growing, and wine making in the state of Texas.
Midland, Texas (July 1, 2021) - The Wine Society of Texas ( WST), a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization, is pleased to announce that it will be awarding grants totaling $5,000 in support of two individuals. These individuals are: (a) attending institutions in the State of Texas, (b) studying viticulture and oenology, (c) pursuing winery internships in Texas, (d) involved with Texas winemaking or field studies / wine education, or (e) involved in promoting the education of grape growing and wine making in the State of Texas.
This scholarship assistance program is consistent with the founding ideas of WST and its continued mission to enhance the appreciation of wines, foster the knowledge of oenology and viticulture, support charitable activities, and educate wine consumers throughout the State of Texas. The funding for the WST Scholarship Grant Program is provided through charitable donations, local WST Chapter fund raising events, and annual statewide wine events.
Following is a summary of this year’s award recipients:
$3,000 John S. Adams Grant is awarded to Cassie Hutcheson
Ms. Hutcheson is pursuing a PHD from Texas A&M University
with a focus on Texas wine economy. She graduated from
Texas Tech in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree with a
concentration in Viticulture and Enology and graduating Summa
Cum Laude. In addition, she currently works as a Teaching
Assistant in the Horticulture department at Texas A&M and is
working to obtain her level 3 WSET and Sommelier
certifications. Upon graduation her plan is to utilize the
knowledge gained in her PHD program to assist Texas wineries
on how to better sell their wines, improve profitability and
For more information about the scholarship grant program or the WST please visit the website at www.winesocietyoftexas.org or contact WST by phone (713-705-8574).
The Wine Society of Texas (www.winesocietyoftexas.org), headquartered in Midland, Texas, was started in 1996 and received its 501(c) 3 non-profit status in 1999. It has over 150 members in three chapters around the State of Texas. The WST mission is to enhance the appreciation of wine, especially Texas wines; educate the experienced as well as the beginning wine taster; promote the wine makers, and grape growers; foster the knowledge of oenology and viticulture; help in charitable activities throughout the state of Texas; and promote the responsible consumption of wine. The WST organizes events that promote appreciation of wine through education in a comfortable social setting with the aim of building an educated and responsible wine culture in Texas. The WST is focused on the consumers of wine in the State of Texas, providing consumer feedback to wineries, and is actively working with organizations and wineries in the State on various education programs.