SommCon is now accepting applications two professional scholarships and mentorship programs in 2023. SommCon scholarships provide recipients with complimentary attendance and access to networking opportunities during the SommCon live conference.

Emerging Leaders Scholarship

The SommCon Emerging Leaders Scholarship is open to new professionals in the beverage industry who are looking to grow, network, and seek mentorship. Recipients will network with the industry’s greatest thought leaders and have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and palate as they participate in tastings, panel discussions, and keynote presentations.

Professional Merit Scholarship

The SommCon Professional Merit Scholarship is available to all professionals and is awarded based on financial need, commitment to the industry, and personal development.

sommcon community & mentorship

Become a Mentor

Throughout the year, the SommCon community is joined by professionals throughout the industry in mentorship discussions both virtually and in person at events across the country. Mentors help by providing advice, industry insights, professional and personal perspectives on career development and growth, encouragement and accountability, and an expanding network to those either in the early stages of their career or more seasoned professionals in need.

SommCon Advisory Board

SommCon’s Educational and Scholarship & Mentorship Committees are comprised of thought leaders from various aspects of the beverage industry who are committed to bringing world-class training, education, and resources to their peers in an inclusive space that welcomes diverse perspectives and opinions.

If you are interested in joining the advisory board of SommCon, contact Michelle Metter at

SommCon Community Advisory Board