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Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarship

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About the Scholarship

The Sydney Royal Wine Show, established in 1826, is one of the most prestigious wine shows in Australia, annually attracting over 2,200 entries from 350 producers across Australia.

The Sydney Royal Wine Committee together with the Royal Agricultural Society Foundation (RASF), offers two scholarships programs. The Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarship and the Sydney Royal Wine Professional Development Scholarship. These scholarships are funded from the sale of excess stock from the Sydney Royal Wine Show.

Sydney Royal is proud to be the first Wine Show in Australia to commit to this form of support for our industry and we hope this initiative continues to grow and evolve across the Australian wine community.

The Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarships honour the memory and contribution of Graham Thorp, Chair of the Sydney Royal Wine Committee from 1984 - 1990.


Who can apply for the Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarship?

You could be studying at University, TAFE or a VET course, on campus or by distance learning. Applicants all have one thing in common - a desire to play an active role in the future of the Australian wine industry.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicants must be under 30 years of age.
  • Applicants should be available to attend the Sydney Royal Wine Show.
  • Applicants applying to study the Australian Wine Research Institute's Advanced Wine Assessment Course should apply for a Sydney Royal Wine Professional Development Scholarship.


What types of courses qualify for the Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarship?

There is no limit to the types of courses that qualify for the scholarship, however applicants will demonstrate a strong wine industry career pathway through their chosen course of study. This includes a range of certificates, degrees and courses covering skills in agricultural science, horticulture, viticulture, wine education, wine service, lab technology, marketing and journalism.


What scholarships are available?

Scholarships of up to $6,000 are available.


Applications for the 2022 Sydney Royal Wine Study Scholarship are now closed.