|The program is named in honor of Juan Nevarez, a beloved member of the Central Coast winegrape industry.
His kindness, expertise, and passion shaped many local vineyards.
Juan spent a lifetime working every job he could gathering knowledge that eventually enabled him to start his own vineyard management company, Nevarez Farm Labor, and own his own eighty-acre vineyard.
Although Juan struggled to read and write himself, he dreamed of higher education for his children. And they all earned a degree.
This scholarship transforms lives by increasing graduation rates and developing a qualified workforce that will contribute to their communities.