(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The WSWA Educational Foundation—the charitable arm of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America—has announced today the 54 recipients of the 2019 scholarships in the amount of $2,000, totaling $108,000 to help fund the higher education expenses of the children of America’s wine and spirits wholesalers throughout the country.

“We received applications for this year’s scholarship from all 50 states representing an exceptional cross section of students,” said Michelle Korsmo, President and CEO of WSWA. “Those that were selected represent the next generation of truly gifted Americans who will continue to make a tangible and positive impact on their communities, and the country,” she added.

Each student will receive a $2,000 award toward their studies. Eligible applicants are required to be a dependent of a full-time distributor employee working for a WSWA member company. Beneficiaries were selected by an independent panel through a competitive application process.

“The WSWA Educational Foundation College Scholarship Program honors the hardworking men and women of our member companies, from fork lift drivers to executive leadership,” said Sydney Ross, WSWA Chairman and co-CEO of Great Lakes Wine and Spirits in Highland Park, Michigan.

For more information or to donate to this program, please visit our website here.

WSWA is the national trade association representing the distribution tier of the wine and spirits industry, dedicated to advancing the interests and independence of distributors and brokers of wine and spirits.  Founded in 1943, WSWA has more than 380 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and its members distribute more than 80 percent of all wine and spirits sold at wholesale in the U.S.  Visit www.wswa.org to learn more.

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