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Scholarship Program

2020 BEVERAGE INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Applications

The Christermon Foundation is a non-profit organization of the Beverage Alcohol Industry. It was established in 1987 to support worthy charities and develop a scholarship program. The mission of the Foundation is to demonstrate and promote a positive image for our industry within the community.

Since 1988 the Foundation has awarded over 6.3 million dollars to over 3,000 California students whose parents and/or grandparents are proprietors of, or employed by an individual or corporation holding a California liquor license. The 2020 application is available now. Beverage Industry Scholarships are sponsored and supported by manfacturers, suppliers, distributors and customers within the industry. The Foundation is proud to manage and maintain the scholarship program in its entirety for sponsoring companies. Scholarship checks for the total amount donated by corporate sponsors and the Christermon Foundation are mailed directly to student's college toward tuition and housing.

The licensed California Beverage Industry offers college scholarships in amounts from $3,000 to $6,000 to qualified graduating high school seniors and eligible community college students who will attend an accredited four-year college or university based within the United States, beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Students currently enrolled in a four-year college/university are ineligible to apply. Students planning to attend a two-year community college are also ineligible for this program.

Under-Grad Scholarships

Undergrad scholarships will be awarded to children, grandchildren or legal guardians of persons who currently hold full-time employment with, or are a proprietor of, a company holding a valid California liquor, beer or wine license. This includes restaurants, hotels, retail & wholesale establishments, airlines, breweries, wineries, etc.

*IMPORTANT: If parent/grandparents employer considers full-time employment at less than 40-hours per week, please be prepared to include a statement from said company indicating their work-week policy.

*Student employment and/or eligibility established through family relationship other than parent/grandparent/legal guardian, does not qualify for application to this program.

Graduate Degree Scholarships

The Beverage Industry is proud to announce a new scholarship level - THE GRADUATE DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP for individuals residing in California, currently employed with a company or individual holding a California wine, spirits or beer license, and planning to pursue a post-graduate degree from a United States University or College. . . Please see section three, under the Specific Qualifications section, below.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS for Graduating High School Seniors and Community College transferees:

  1. CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
    1. Upon high school graduation, student will attend an accredited four-year college or university within the United States, beginning with the Fall 2020 term/semester and enrollment status of freshman/full-time (12+ units).
    2. Students participates in specific extra-curricular high school activities, as defined on application.
    3. Include with your application a 8.5 x 11 typed, double spaced ESSAY (not to exceed 2 pages) to the following prompt:

      "Include with your application a two page essay. Specific instructions will be given after you complete the application worksheet and upload to the Scholarship Application Portal on christermon.com. You must include this 8.5 x 11 typed, doubled spaced essay that cannot exceed 2 pages. This essay will be closely evaluated for your on-topic submission, your attention to page setup and will account for 50% of the application process. It will be edited for impartiality and submitted for evaluation to a panel of twenty individuals. Essays will be critically evaluated for addressing the prompt.

      PLEASE NOTE: YOUR WELL-WRITTEN ESSAY, CLOSELY FOLLOWING THE REQUESTED PROMPT, WILL COUNT FOR 50% OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

    4. Application must be transmitted on or before February 15, 2020
    5. Winning students must attend one of two July 2020 awards dinners:
      Southern California, July 17, 2020 OR Northern California, July 24, 2020
  2. CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFEREES
    1. Students enrolled in a 4-year college or university PRIOR to Fall 2020 are ineligible for our scholarship.
    2. Student transfers to an accredited four-year college or university within the United States, beginning with the Fall 2020 term/semester and enrollment status of junior/full time (12+ units).
    3. Student transfers with a 3.0 GPA.
    4. Include with your application a two page essay. Specific instructions will be given after you complete the application worksheet and upload to the Scholarship Application Portal on christermon.com. You must include this 8.5 x 11 typed, doubled spaced essay that cannot exceed 2 pages. This essay will be closely evaluated for your on-topic submission, your attention to page setup and will account for 50% of the application process. It will be edited for impartiality and submitted for evaluation to a panel of twenty individuals. Essays will be critically evaluated for addressing the prompt.
    5. Application must be transmitted on or before February 15, 2020

      PLEASE NOTE: YOUR WELL-WRITTEN ESSAY, CLOSELY FOLLOWING THE REQUESTED PROMPT, WILL COUNT FOR 50% OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

    6. Winning students MUST attend one of the July awards dinners.
  3. BEVERAGE INDUSTRY POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
    1. A new scholarship opportunity is available for individuals who reside in California and are currently employed with a company or individual holding a California wine/spirits/beer license.
    2. Candidate plans to remain employed with a California licensed beverage company.
    3. Candidate holds a Bachelors Degree from an accredited College or University.
    4. Candidate has been accepted at a US University or College to pursue a post graduate degree for Fall, 2020.
    5. Candidate will attend traditional on-site campus classes, or online courses with a licensed, accredited university or college.
    6. Candidate will be enrolled in a minimum of one course per semester beginning Fall, 2020.
    7. Candidate submits a statement demonstrating past or current community service, along with information on how a post-graduate degree will relate to their future career path. What will set YOU apart from other candidates?
    8. Candidate will complete and transmit the Beverage Industry application, along with required supporting documents on or before the due date of March 1, 2020.

      Please read all instructions carefully. Incomplete applications and those submitted AFTER 3/1/20 will not be considered.

    9. Scholarship amounts ranging from $3,000 to $6,000.
    10. Additional requirements are detailed on the application.
    11. Winning students MUST attend one of the July awards dinners:
      Southern California, July 17, 2020 OR Northern California, July 24, 2020

INSTRUCTIONS

Application for this scholarship is TRANSMITTED ELECTRONICALLY.

POST-GRAD APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1, 2020.

CLICK HERE FOR 2020 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT APPLICATION

CLICK HERE FOR 2020 COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFEREE APPLICATION

CLICK HERE FOR 2020 BEVERAGE INDUSTRY POST-GRADUATE APPLICATION