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.

Scholarship Graduate
4-year degree
& success bonus
College Classroom
1 semester of
college tuition
Scholarship Student
1 semester
worth of books


Ways to Give

Annual Gift   |   Monthly   |   Portion of Sales
Donors give in a variety of ways. However you choose to give—thank you.

ChloƩ Asseo-Fabre
“Juan’s mission was to help his employees' families reach their full potential. We always admired his dedication to education. It’s an honor to help keep his legacy alive by donating to an amazing cause.”
- Chloé Asseo-Fabre, L’Aventure Winery, Donor

Guidance and Mentorship

Financial constraints are not the only barrier to graduation. This program makes a unique investment in a Scholarship Mentor who is a resource to the students throughout their collegiate career.

According to NSPA, “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.”
(NSPA, May 5, 2023)

Alex Gonzalez
My goal is to help each student with their biggest challenge including transitioning from high school to college, reviewing a college budget, and updating resumes.
Alex Gonzalez
Scholarship Administrator & Mentor

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 our team with questions or ideas.

Beth Vukmanic
Beth Vukmanic
Executive Director
Hayli Macomber
Hayli Macomber
Outreach & Education Coordinator


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