LDNY Linda Lawry Memorial Scholarship

The LDNY Linda Lawry Memorial Scholarship was created by Les Dames d’Escoffier New York in 2022 for a female student at International Wine Center.  Linda was not just a proud member of LDNY, she also served as Chapter president for two years and chaired many committees including the Scholarship Committee, devoted to supporting young female hospitality professionals pursue their dreams.

Linda Lawry gave her life to inspiring others – teaching, mentoring, and helping hundreds prosper in the wine industry.  Linda is most remembered for her warmth, kindness, grace and extraordinary teaching skills during her long tenure at International Wine Center, NYC.

Linda joined IWC in 1985, first as Special Events Director and in 2000 became overall Director of the school until she retired in 2018. Never one to take it easy, Linda simultaneously taught a wine & spirits course at NYU. She earned her WSET Diploma at International Wine Center in 1997. She also earned the Certified Wine Educator and Certified Specialist of Spirits with the Society of Wine Educators (SWE) and served on its Board for many years.

Those of us who knew Linda will forever be grateful for how she touched our lives. May this LDNY memorial scholarship enable her legacy and inspiration to live on!

LDNY is now accepting 2022 Scholarship Applications.

Please visit our Scholarship page to find out more information and to submit your application.


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