Since 1998, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern) has sponsored an annual National Scholarship Program open to the children of qualified employees of the company. College-bound children of Southern employees who have been with the company on a permanent basis for at least two years are eligible to submit a competitive scholarship application every year for grants ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 per year for post-secondary education at an academic, vocational or technical institution.

Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "For the past 16 years, Southern has been privileged to offer a Scholarship Program for the children of our employees. We know the value of a quality education and are proud to play an integral part in their academic careers. As a vital component of Southern’s charitable initiatives, we will continue to give back to our Southern Family and the local communities we serve.”

In a statement about the Scholarship Program, Harvey R. Chaplin, Chairman, added, “More than 300 employee families have benefited from Southern’s Scholarship Program. We encourage all eligible employees to submit an application on behalf their college-bound children. We’re proud to provide this wonderful opportunity to ensure that tomorrow’s future leaders receive the best educational opportunities available.”

According to Mark Krauss, Vice President of Human Resources, the company has committed “in excess of $2 million over the past 16 years toward supporting higher education in the form of direct grants to colleges, universities, vocational and technical colleges across the country.”

The entire application process is now all online. If your student is interested in applying for a scholarship, visit to setup an account and begin the application process.


Southern Wine & Spirits of America Announces 2015 National Scholarship Opportunity

Nov 06 2014

Miami, Florida, November 6, 2014 – Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), announced today that Southern’s National Scholarship Program for the 2015 academic school year is now accepting applications. Since Southern launched the program in 1999, the company has awarded more than 340 scholarships to children of eligible employees for post-secondary education at an academic, vocational or technical institution.

“Southern is committed to their employees and the academic future of their families. We know that a quality education is invaluable and reflective of the industry as whole. In addition to our scholarship program, we’re proud to partner with the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America and Beam to support their academic scholarship opportunities for industry members,” commented Chaplin. 

In 2014, a total of 43 combined scholarships were awarded to children and dependents of Southern employees—with recipients and their families representing 14 divisions across our national footprint.

Southern’s National Scholarship Program is open to all eligible children of Southern employees that are in their senior year of high school or are currently enrolled in their first, second or third year of college. Interested students should visit to setup an account.

Southern Wine & Spirits of America Congratulates 2014 Scholarship Program Recipients

Jun 23 2014
Miami, Florida, June 23, 2014 – Mark Krauss, Vice President, Human Resources, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern) — today announced the 2014 Southern Scholarship Program recipients. Since the launch of the program in 1999, Southern has awarded more than 340 scholarshi