Scholarships and Endowments

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Louis R. Gomberg Scholarship & Lecturership

<p>Louis Gomberg proudly managed five careers over his lifetime: concert pianist, newspaper reporter, lawyer, trade association executive, and wine industry consultant. </p><p>Louis Gomberg began his career in the wine industry as an analyst. He kept a watchful eye on an ever changing industry and tracked the ups and downs of Prohibition, the Great Depression, the post World War II boon years; he tracked the evolution of the wine industry in California. The company he founded in 1948, Gombert, Fredrikson &amp; Associates, is the oldest professional consulting firm dealing exclusively with wine industry matters.</p><p>Mr. Gomberg passed away in 1993 at the age of 86. </p><p>This endowment was established in honor of Mr. Gomberg upon his retirement in 1982. The scholarship is to support a graduate or undergraduate student in the field of viticulture or enology, with an interest in the economic aspects of viticulture and enology. </p>