Banfi Vintners Scholastic Tour of Italy 2017 Scholarship Application

Banfi Vintners Scholastic Tour of Italy 2017 Scholarship Application

Banfi Vintners Scholastic Tour of Italy 2017
Rosen College of Hospitality Management Scholarship Application

The Banfi Foundation has made a generous gift to the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management to pay all expenses (airfare, hotels, all meals, all tours, wine, and instruction) for one Rosen College student and one faculty member on an 8-day guided tour of Italy. Rosen College is one of the 12 hospitality programs participating in the program in 2017.

Deadline to apply Thursday, December 15, 2016. 

The Tour will begin on Saturday, May 27, 2017, with a flight to Milan, Italy and returning from Rome, Italy on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The Tour will include visits to wineries, vineyards, a cheese production facility, a bakery, a glass museum, restaurants and the cities of Verona, Reggio, Montalcino, and Rome (see attached itinerary).

Selection Process
The recipient will be selected by a Rosen College Faculty Committee, chaired by Professor Juge.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, and be registered for a minimum of 6 credit hours during Spring 2017 semester.
  2. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.00 or better. Applicants must submit an unofficial transcript with their application.
  3. Applicants must have successfully completed either HFT 3868 History and Culture of Wine or HFT 4866C Exploring Wines of the World.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit an application to Professor Juge via email at from their Knights email address by Thursday, December 15, 2016.

Late applications will not be accepted.

The Banfi Scholastic Tour of Italy 2016 Application Requirements

Please supply the following background information:

  • Name
  • Contact Information [Phone, email]
  • Passport expiration date [if you currently hold a passport]
  • Dietary restrictions [if any]
  • Major
  • Class standing [Junior, Senior, etc.]
  • Anticipated date of graduation
  • Current GPA
  • Wine courses completed at Rosen College and grade for each course and/or wine course(s) currently enrolled in at Rosen College and anticipated grade
  • Semester(s) you were enrolled in Rosen College wine courses
  • Scholarships or awards received
  • UCF and/or Rosen College organizations, societies, or clubs [including leadership roles]
  • Internships
  • Previous international travel [include countries visited]
  • Work experience
  • Other information to support the application
  • Future employment/career plans

Student Profile:
Applicants should complete the following profiles; Each of the following topics should be addressed in essay style, a maximum of two paragraphs for each bullet point, a maximum of two pages in total – single spaced, 1” margins, Times New Roman or Calibri 12-point font.

Profile Topics

  • What was your most memorable wine experience?
  • What do you hope to gain from the 2017 Banfi Vintners Scholastic Tour?
  • How will the tour experience benefit your future career?

General Topics

  • What is the history and background of Banfi Vintners?
  • Explain the relationship between Italian wine and cuisine.

The winner will be notified by early January 2017.

*Please Note: The winning applicant will be responsible to secure a passport at his/her own expense. A winner who is not a US citizen is responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa from the Italian Government if required.


27 MAY 2017 ~ SATURDAY
Depart various home locations for Milan

28 MAY 2017 ~ SUNDAY
AM Arrive Milan / Depart for Strevi
AM Tour & lunch at Banfi Piemonte
PM Depart for Verona
PM Dinner in Verona

29 MAY 2017 ~ MONDAY
AM Tour & Lunch at Sartori
AM Tour & Dinner at Bolla

30 MAY 2017 ~ TUESDAY
AM Depart for Reggio
AM Tour & Lunch at Riunite
PM Tour & Dinner at Albinea Canali

AM Visit Parmigiano Reggiano cheese producer
PM Depart for Siena
AM Lunch in Siena
PM Depart for Montalcino
PM Dinner in Montalcino

AM Vineyard & winery tour at Castello Banfi
AM Wine Tasting at Poggio alle Mura
PM Lunch at the Taverna
PM Shop at Enoteca
PM Visit Glass Museum, Enoteca & Balsameria
PM Depart for Montalcino / Free Afternoon
PM Gala Dinner at Castello Banfi

2 JUNE 2017 ~ FRIDAY
AM Visit ‘Lambardi Bakery’
AM Depart for Rome
PM Free afternoon in Rome
PM Dinner in Rome

AM Free day in Rome
PM Dinner in Rome

4 JUNE 2017 ~ SUNDAY
Depart for Airport