Be a part of the future of Washington wine by supporting a
Viticulture & Enology student in need.

Did you know that many WSU Viticulture and Enology students balance a 20-hour work week and the responsibility of caring for their families alongside their academic studies?

Pursuing higher education can be expensive and something as small as a flat tire or medical need can impact their ability to keep up with their academics.

WSU’s V&E student support fund aims to remove these obstacles and provide resources for unforeseen challenges, ensuring students can remain focused on their studies.

No student should have to choose between meeting basic needs and pursuing education. 

Join us in shaping the future of Washington wine today!

Your Donation
Makes a Difference

  • $1,000 covers most unexpected medical expenses
  • $600 covers one month’s rent
  • $500 covers textbooks for a year
  • $300 covers a month’s worth of groceries
  • Any amount can make a difference in a student’s life.

Empower the next generation of wine industry professionals

“The student support fund equips students with resources for the unexpected, big or small, and removes obstacles so students can be here consistently without additional stress.”

– Tom Collins, Assistant Professor of Wine Chemistry

Thank you to our donors

Barbara and Eric Mann

2200 6th Ave Suite 411
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 741-0212


The Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, DBA Auction of Washington Wines, is committed to supporting the growth and awareness of the Washington state wine industry through a series of celebrated events benefiting our community. We have raised over $63 million since our inception in 1988. 

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