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The following sholarships and awards are available to students of the Algonquin College Sommelier Program:

Cave Spring Cellars Sommelier Award of Excellence
National Capital Sommelier Guild Scholarship for Wine Education
Vittoria Tratoria – Pilliteri Winery Sommelier Award of Excellence

See below for more details.

Cave Spring Cellars Sommelier Award of Excellence

The Cave Spring Cellars Sommelier Award of Excellence is awarded to a graduating student who demonstrates academic excellence throughout the entire program, superlative service exam results and a passion and dedication to the art and science of a sommelier. 
Cave Spring Cellars generously provides this award to the most outstanding student of each graduating compressed class. The recipient is presented with a plaque to commemorate the achievement, and a trip for two to the Niagara wine region that includes meals, accommodations and a V.I.P winery tour. A plaque with the names of all recipients is displayed prominently in the C.A. Paradis Wine Lab.

For More Information Contact:

Sommelier Certificate Program
1385 Woodroffe Ave., Nepean, ON K2G 1V8
Telephone: 613-727-9797
Fax 613-727-7754
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National Capital Sommelier Guild Scholarship for Wine Education

The National Capital Sommelier Guild (NCSG) is one of the largest non-profit associations of volunteer wine enthusiasts in Canada dedicated to the responsible enjoyment of wine. A core mission is to enhance educational opportunities and foster development of professionalism in all aspects of the wine trade.

Accordingly, the NCSG is proud to sponsor a Scholarship for Wine Education for the benefit of individuals employed full-time in the hospitality industry in the Ottawa-Gatineau community. This Scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $500 to a student enrolled in the compressed Sommelier Certificate Program at Algonquin College and includes a one year membership in the NCSG.

Qualifications

To qualify for the Scholarship, the applicant must be:

1. Employed full-time in the hospitality industry in the Ottawa-Gatineau community, and

2. Enrolled in the Second Semester of the compressed Sommelier Certificate Program at Algonquin College.

Applications

Applications for the Scholarship must:

1. Be received on or before January 31.

2. Include a copy of the applicant’s marks from the first semester of the compressed Program.

3. Include a letter of application with a return postal address and a summary of the applicant’s background, interests, activities, and aspirations.

4. Include a letter of reference from the applicant’s employer. If self-employed, confirmation of business activity and business address on company letterhead plus a letter of support from an unrelated person in the hospitality industry in Ottawa-Gatineau.

Completed applications, with all supporting material, should be submitted to the Secretary of the National Capital Sommelier Guild at: Suite 130, 99 Fifth Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5P5.

The NCSG reserves the right to make no award or more than one award.

The decision of the NCSG is final and not subject to appeal.

Vittoria Trattoria – Pillitteri Winery Sommelier Award of Excellence

The Vittoria Trattoria – Pillitteri Winery Sommelier Award of Excellence is awarded to a graduating student who demonstrates academic excellence throughout the entire program, superlative service exam results and a passion and dedication to the art and science of a sommelier. 

Vittoria Trattoria and Pillitteri Winery generously provide this award to the most outstanding student of each graduating evening class. The recipient is presented with a magnificent trophy to commemorate the achievement, and a trip for two to the Niagara wine region that includes meals, accommodations and a V.I.P winery tour. A larger trophy is also on permanent display in the foyer to the right of the Restaurant International with each winner’s name prominently shown.

 For More Information Contact:

Sommelier Certificate Program
1385 Woodroffe Ave., Nepean, ON K2G 1V8
Telephone: 613-727-9797
Fax: 613-727-7754
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Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2008 01:56