5/22/2012 - St. Helena, CA--At the annual Napa High School scholarship awards ceremony held on May 10, 2012 the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) awarded graduating senior Matthew Osivwemu a $4000 per year, four year scholarship to his school of choice. The NVV received 68 applications which were narrowed to four students to interview of which the vintner scholarship committee unanimously selected Matthew as the recipient.
Matthew is a football, basketball and track player who has also been involved in the AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) which helps hard-working students in reaching their goal of a post-secondary education. He has been accepted to California State University Sacramento starting in fall of 2012.
Linda Carr from Truchard Vineyards and a member of the scholarship review committee said, "When reviewing Matthew’s application I was struck by his ability to maintain a high grade point average while being actively engaged in sports including football and basketball. But mostly I was struck by Matthew's humble nature, his dedication to his education, his excitement about attending Sacramento State and what he could achieve with his education."
About the NVV High Scholarship
Each year, the NVV high school scholarship is available for application in February with applications due in early April. Eligibility requirements include a good academic record (transcripts must be provided), an exceptional character, with demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular and/or community activities, a personal essay, and demonstrated financial need (supporting documentation is necessary to determine need). Students planning to pursue a career in the grape/wine industries are encouraged to apply, however this is not a primary consideration.
About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) is the non-profit trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley appellation as the premier winegrowing region. From seven founding members in 1944, today the association represents more than 430 Napa Valley wineries and collectively is a leader in the world-wide wine industry. To learn more about our region and its legendary American wines, visit www.napavintners.com.
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