Twenty-three children of vineyard workers in Sonoma County were awarded scholarships through a program created by Wilson Artisan Wineries in Healdsburg.

The program, which was created to help the children of Sonoma County vineyard workers pursue higher education, issued $25,000 in scholarships.

The scholarship program was established in 2001 by Ken and Diane Wilson, owners of Wilson Artisan Wineries. The scholarships are open to students attending a community college, four-year college, trade or technical school. The student must be at least a high school senior, a resident of Sonoma County and the child of a vineyard worker.

The Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County administers the funds for the scholarship program.

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