Welcome to the School of Business Scholarship Program awarded through Sonoma State University

What is a Sonoma State Scholarship?

Sonoma State University (SSU) in California offers scholarships to support students in achieving their academic goals. These scholarships consider factors such as academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and financial need. To be considered, students must complete the FAFSA and the university's online scholarship application. Scholarships are funded by SSU, the Sonoma State University Foundation, private donors, and organizations. For more information and assistance, visit SSU's website or contact the financial aid office. Invest in your future with the Sonoma State Scholarship program.

Undergraduate Business Scholarships 

  • The Sam Seward Scholarship 
  • The Wally Lowry Accounting and Finance Scholarships  
  • Liz Thach Wine Industry Scholarship
  • La Tosh Scholarship

Economics Scholarships 

  • Ben-Zion Scholarship  
  • Hayes-Lewis Scholarship 

Graduate Programs Scholarships

Wine Business Institute MBA Scholarships:

  • Debbie Lewis Scholarship
  • Donn P. Reisen Scholarship
  • Rhone Rangers Scholarship
  • Julio R. Gallo Foundation and Caroline Coleman Bailey Scholarship
  • Sonoma County Vineyard Technical Group Scholarship


WBI Inclusive Excellence Scholarships

  • The Charles Woodson & O'Neill Family Wine Scholarship Award
  • The Association of African American Vintners (AAAV) Wine Business Scholarship
  • Wine Business Institute MBA Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Wine Business Scholarships

Wine Industry Scholars Program (WISP)

The Wine Industry Scholars program is dedicated to supporting the access, retention, and graduation of students who are children of vineyard and winery workers. WISP offers approximately $150,000 in scholarships annually. Current cycle: Applications due March 14, with decisions to be issued late March/early April.


Scholarships Q and A
What is a Scholarship and where do they come from?

What is a Scholarship?

The School of Business Scholarships program offers financial aid awards designed to help students pay for an undergraduate or graduate degree. Scholarships can be awarded in a one-time payment or are renewable and provide money for students each semester or school year. Scholarships are different from student loans since there is no repayment obligation to the student. 

Where do they come from?

The School of Business Scholarships come from a variety of different sources, including organizations, charities, foundations, businesses, colleges and universities, the government and individuals.