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Substantial scholarship up for grabs for viticulture & wine student

7 days ago

The EIT Viticulture and Wine Science team are excited to announce a new scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to one 2020 first year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Viticulture and Wine Science* and is offered by organic winegrowing company Urlar from Gladstone, Wairarapa.

The scholarship has been established by Kohei Koyama, Winegrower and Director for Urlar. Kohei completed a law degree at the University of Tokyo and worked in the financial sector for over a decade. He then came to New Zealand to pursue his dream of winemaking. Kohei gained a degree in Viticulture and Oenology and is now dedicated to support people to thrive in the wine industry.

“We are looking for applicants who are highly motivated and passionate about organic viticulture and winemaking,” says Kohei. “The ideal candidate is highly committed to the wine industry and of course a wine lover.”

Any first year Bachelor of Viticulture and Wine Science student will be able to apply for the scholarship with a preference for applicants from the Wairarapa district.

The grant will be awarded at the end of semester one of the first year of the degree and will be paid across the whole degree. The successful recipient will also have practical work opportunities working for the organic fine wine producer.

“The generous $10,000 scholarship will make a huge difference to a student,” says Sue Blackmore, Head of School of Viticulture and Wine Science. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to cover costs and study in the most diverse wine area in New Zealand.”

*Subject to approval and accreditation