About The Roots Fund

The Roots Fund is a non-profit organization whose core mission is to “Empower under-represented minorities in the wine industry by providing resources and financial support through educational scholarships, wine education, mentorship and job placement. The Roots Fund is committed to investing in the black, indigenous & latinx wine community to provide opportunities to those seeking a career/education in all aspects of wine.”

Rooted In France Scholarship

The Rooted in France Scholarship was created by executive director of The Roots Fund Ikimi Dubose, Hue Society CEO Tahiirah Habibi, and master sommelier Carlton McCoy Jr., in partnership with the Burgundy School of Wine & Spirits Business, and Domaine Dujac to bring HBCU students a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in France and earn an MBA in Wine Management. 

This opportunity is exclusive to a Historically Black College/University student graduating with their Bachelor’s degree this Spring 2021 or have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in the past 10 years from an HBCU! Not only will this student receive a master’s degree, this student will be part of a life-changing experience. The chosen recipient will be living and working in Dijon France, studying with top educators in the wine and spirit world.  Led by Dr. Jérôme Gallo, the  School of Wine & Spirits Business is in the top 1% of business schools around the world. The Masters/MBA of Wine focuses on wine business, entrepreneurship, advanced WSET courses, and management skills. Known for their longstanding commitment to the International community, BSB is a state of the art institution focused on academic excellence with access to elite educators in wine & spirits.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

For all non HBCU Bachelor’s Degree holders, The Roots Fund has other opportunities for you! The Roots Fund is constantly giving away scholarships to students in the black, indigenous & latinx wine community. Follow them on Instagram and check their website often to see what open opportunities are available.