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O’Neill Vintners & Distillers Encourages Prospective BiPOC Wine Students to Apply to CalPoly San Luis Obispo and Sonoma State University to Become Eligible for Full-Ride Scholarships

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Who: O’Neill Vintners & Distillers with Charles Woodson are encouraging Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students interested in a wine career to apply to the recently announced Charles Woodson & O’Neill Family Wine Scholarship. Donors are also encouraged to support the expansion funds to access more students.

What: The O’Neill Family Wine Scholarships are a new series of college scholarships with California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and Sonoma State University that aim to recruit and retain BIPOC students applying to the undergraduate programs in Wine and Viticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State. 

The scholarships will cover 100% of the tuition and room and board to support one student at each university at a time over their entire college career.  O’Neill Vintners & Distillers will provide internships and mentors to offer hands-on learning opportunities for scholarship recipients to enhance their college experience in the wine industry.

When: The scholarships will be available to students accepted at the respective Universities for the upcoming Fall 2021 semester. The application portal for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will close December 4, 2020 and the Sonoma State University application portal will close December 15, 2020. 

Contribute to and find more information on the Cal Poly Scholarship 

Prospective students interested in attending Cal Poly, learn more here

Contribute to and find more information on the Sonoma State University Scholarship 

Prospective students interested in attending SSU, learn more here 

About O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers was founded in 2004 by industry veteran and entrepreneur Jeff O’Neill. The vertically integrated winery has grown to become the seventh largest winery in California with a reputation for producing high quality wines from the North Coast, Central Coast and Central Valley. Through its extensive vineyards and modern production facilities, O’Neill provides premium winemaking services to the industry as well as its growing portfolio of national brands. The company’s national brands portfolio includes Charles Woodson’s Intercept, Line 39, Robert Hall Winery, Harken Chardonnay, Exitus, Day Owl Rose, and Allegro Cellars. For more information, please visit www.ONeillWine.com and www.cwinterceptwines.com.

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