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Two Local Students Win Viticulture Scholarship from the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles

IGGPRA, an association dedicated to the advancement of superior wine grape growing, has announced its two local scholarship winners

PRLog - Aug. 26, 2014 - TEMPLETON, Calif. -- The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA), an association dedicated to the advancement of superior wine grape growing, has announced its two local scholarship winners for the 2014-2015 academic year: Linda Jaimez, and Adam Hinrichs. Each student will receive $3,000 toward college tuition fees as they pursue degrees in viticulture-related fields.

Scholarship winner Adam Hinrichs, recent graduate of Templeton High School, will study Agricultural Engineering at Cal Lutheran beginning September 2014. Hinrichs has been an active participant in the National FFA Organization for the last four years, showing market goats and speaking about agricultural issues at local fairs. Scholarship winner Linda Jaimez, aPaso Robles nativeand current fourth year viticulture major at Fresno State University, is studying to become a vineyard manager and hopes to return to the Paso Robles community to work in the industry after graduation.

“Our 2014 scholarship award winners embody the goals and ideals of IGGPRA,” says Bob Fonarow, IGGPRA Scholarship Committee Chairman. “Our body of 200 plus IGGPRA members have made these scholarships possible. On behalf of all of our members and the Board of Directors, we wish these viticulture students the very best of good luck.”

IGGPRA initiated its viticulture scholarship program in 2012. Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and financial need. Students interested in applying for scholarships may contact IGGPRA Scholarship Committee Chair Bob Fonarow at (805) 857-4400 for an application.

For more information about IGGPRA visit www.iggpra.com. For media inquiries, please call AR & Co. PR & Marketing at (805) 239-4443 or email pr@arandcompany.com.

The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) is dedicated to the advancement of superior wine grape growing in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area, the largest and fastest-growing wine appellation in California and the home to a distinct variety of soils, micro-climates, and grape varietals.

Through our online marketplace (http://www.pasorobleswinegrapes.com/california-wine-grape...) listing service, ongoing seminars, and other critical services, IGGPRA provides a networking forum to promote cooperation and collaboration between the over 300 IGGPRA Member Grape Growers (http://www.pasorobleswinegrapes.com/wine-grape-grower-mem...) in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County (representing 27,000 fruit-producing acres and 40 grape varietals), and interested international grape growers, grape buyers, vintners, and vineyard suppliers

Sophia Stephens

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