Help Children of Wine Industry Workers Earn a Degree

The Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship supports the children of California’s vineyard and winery workers. 98 percent of recipients have been the first in their family to enroll in a higher education institution. First-generation students are more likely to have a lower-income family background, lack of support, and inadequate access to resources.

By providing a combination of financial and support services, this program increases graduation rates and develops a qualified workforce that will contribute back to their community. 

$500 $1,000 $4,000 $20,000

A semester's worth of books

3-unit college course

One semester of college tuition

4-year degree & success bonus


Ways to Give

Donors give in a variety of ways. However you may choose to give, thank you. 

Annual Monthly Portion of Sales

Support a student with an annual gift.

Make a difference with a convenient monthly gift. Make a positive impact by donating a portion of your business sales for a specific time frame.

Benefits to Donors 

When you give, 100% of your gift goes directly to a student.

$1 - $499
$500 - $2,499
$2,500 - $9,999
$10,000 - $24,999

- Tax receipt.

- Mailed thank you with student story.

- Monthly email updates.

- Recognition in annual report.

- Everything in previous tier


- Website recognition.

- Everything in previous tier


- Student story media kit with photos, & bi-yearly updates.

- 4 tickets to awards ceremony.

- Everything in previous tier


- Newsletter, social media and podcast  feature.

- Special event recognition.

- 6 tickets to awards ceremony.

- Everything in previous tier


-Press release.

- 8 tickets to awards ceremony.


Every Gift Makes a Difference

Addressing Financial Barriers

Cost is a major factor in whether or not a student can obtain a degree. Because our goal is college success, the program isn’t a one-time award. Recipients receive multi-year scholarships to trade, two- and four-year schools, and a college success bonus to help them launch into their next phase. Funding ranges from $6k to $20k per student.

Guidance & Mentorship

Financial constraints are not the only barrier to graduation. This program makes a unique investment in a Scholarship Administrator who is a resource to the students throughout their collegiate career. NSPA states that "Scholarship providers have a unique opportunity to positively impact student success by also investing in support services that help students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally… Students who receive these services are more likely to remain engaged and enrolled, ultimately increasing their chances of graduating and achieving their goals.”

Have Questions About Giving?

Thank you for considering giving to the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship. We want all donors to feel confident about how their gift will benefit a student. Please feel free to contact Beth Vukmanic, Executive Director, at with questions or ideas.

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