In exchange for a 50% reduction in tuition, teaching assistants help set up and break down the classroom. Responsibilities include opening and pouring wine, setting up and breaking down tables and dealing with glassware and spitoons. To apply, please send an email to
Students who have received high marks on their Level 2 Wine Exam are encouraged to apply for the Laithwaite's Scholarship. Three travel grants of £700 to study a wine and/or spirit producing region are awarded to the candidates who achieved outstanding marks in their examination and submitted the strongest essay applications for this prize. Details can be found on the WSET Global website.
The Merendino Foundation
The Merendino Foundation offers three scholarship grant programs for Florida residents wishing to advance their knowledge of fine wine, craft beer and/or distilled spirits or obtain a recognized certification of professional expertise. Applicants must be employed full-time in an industry related to the production, sale or service of alcoholic beverages. Applications are currently accepted on a quarterly basis. Please see the program guidelines in the application for full details on eligibility. The Merendino Foundation is not affiliated with Slate Wine & Spirits Academy. For further information, you may contact the foundation at