Eleven college-bound children of Sonoma Valley winery or vineyard employees are heading off to school with a little extra financial help.

The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation awarded $17,200 in scholarship funds to qualifying seniors.

This year's scholarship recipients include: Madison Burningham, Delaney Gold-Diamond, Erica Larson, Max Schimm, Lily Shapiro, and Julio Villa, Sonoma Valley High School; Paul Brown, Justin-Siena High School; Osvaldo Dagio-Cervantes, Archbishop Hanna High School; Liz Iantosca, Montgomery High School; Helen MacLeod, Maria Carrillo High School; and Stephen Schug, Napa High School.

The Sonoma Valley organization has awarded just under $225,000 to high school seniors during the past 20 years.

(Compiled by Derek Moore. Submit items to derek.moore@pressdemocrat.com.)