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Jérôme Aucourt Scholarships

In memory of Jérôme Aucourt, Château de Pommard provides scholarships for wine enthusiasts.

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Scholarships Awarded by Château de Pommard

In memory of Jérôme Aucourt, Château de Pommard created these scholarships to support wine enthusiasts seeking to deepen their wine knowledge and careers.

For 15 years, Jérôme Aucourt introduced wine to thousands of people from around the world at Château de Pommard. He was a passionate wine lover and a key pillar in the team at Château de Pommard. Through wine education, resources and opportunities, this scholarship aims at providing wine enthusiasts sharing Jérôme's passion the tools they need to thrive in this competitive industry.

The winners of the Jérôme Aucourt Scholarships will be awarded a unique in-depth immersion into the wine world thanks to the 1 day mentorship experience.

KEY DATES

Applications Open on

January 15th, 2023

Applications Close on

May 31st, 2023

Awardees Announcement on

September 1st, 2023

The Scholarships

The scholarships are offered in three categories for a total of six (6) winners:

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - French

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - English

  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - French

  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - English

  • WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - French

  • WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - English

Please note:

  • Recipients of the above awards will complete their WSET course at École V Pommard.

  • It is not possible to complete the WSET course virtually or remotely. The course start date must be within 12 months of the award. 

A Unique Mentorship Experience

Scholarship winners will also benefit from a unique mentorship experience tailored to the winner to give them further insight into various aspects of the wine industry.

In Pommard

A full-day immersion at Château de Pommard, including an experience with the following teams:

  • Customer Delivery

  • Viticulture & Winemaking

  • Biodynamic Principles and Horse Care

  • Retail Wine Advisors

  • Concierge

    * Your choice of a maximum of 2 teams, depending on availability.

The day also includes:

  • An optional 30-minute Zoom chat with a Private Sales Wine Advisor or a member of our Marketing Team

How do I apply?

Find out more about the requirements below

For WSET Level 1 or WSET Level 2 Scholarship Applications:

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Submit a current CV

  • Submit a motivation letter, outlining any relevant wine or hospitality industry experiences (if applicable, but not required). This letter should be between 500 and 750 words in length and provides the opportunity for candidates to inform the scholarship committee of their motivations.

  • Provide contact details for 2 professional/educational references the committee could reach out to if you were to be shortlisted. Include email, phone number and context in which you know the person. (References will only be contacted if you are a scholarship finalist)

For WSET Level 3 Scholarship Applications:

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Submit a current CV 

  • Submit a digital copy of the WSET Level 2 Award in Wine Certificate, showing that you passed Level 2

  • Submit a motivation letter, outlining any relevant wine or hospitality industry experiences (if applicable, but not required). This letter should be between 500 and 750 words in length and provides the opportunity for candidates to inform the scholarship committee of their motivations.

  • Provide contact details for 2 professional/educational references the committee could reach out to if you were to be shortlisted. Include email, phone number and context in which you know the person. (References will only be contacted if you are a scholarship finalist)

  • Submit an essay on the rise of organic and other responsibly-produced wines in the industry in recent years and the reasons for this trend. This essay should be between 500 and 750 words in length. The way you approach the topic is entirely up to you.

2023 Scholarship Guidelines - Coming Soon

Applications for 2023 will open on January 15th, 2023

What Our Past Winners Have to Say

Alice Jauffret

2020 Jérôme Aucourt Scholarship Winner for the WSET 3 in Wines

“After studying at École V, I started working in communications for a wine merchant in Paris. Having the WSET 3 certification definitely helped me stand out from the other candidates and get hired.”

Mathis Boivineau

2021 Jérôme Aucourt Scholarship Winner for the WSET 3 in Wines

“My goal is to start my own wine business. Getting WSET 3 certification through École V enabled me to make connections with winemakers and build a network with other industry professionals.”

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