Stan Howell Memorial Scholarship

On August 13, 2018, the VESTA National Center and the Grape and Wine Industry lost a teacher, mentor, guide and friend, Dr. Gordon Stanley Howell, Jr.   Stan served as VESTA Co Principal Investigator for the past 11 years and in doing so, he assured that VESTA provided quality viticulture education for anyone interested in advancing their knowledge of wine grapes.

Scholarship Application

The VESTA National Center is pleased to announce the Gordon “Stanley” Howell Memorial Scholarship, a donor-funded scholarship for qualified VESTA students.  The recipient must plan to enroll in the VESTA program with the intent to pursue a certificate or AAS degree in viticulture, enology or wine business entrepreneurship. Open link for complete scholarship and application information.


Donate Now

To honor Stan for his years of wisdom and friendship, a Scholarship fund has been established in his memory.  If you would like to donate to this fund to honor Stan and support future growers and winemakers, please follow the link and directions outlined below.

Check Donation:

Make Checks Payable to: Missouri State University Foundation

In the memo section state: VESTA Program Stan Howell Memorial

Postal Mail to:

VESTA National Center
Attn: Michelle Norgren
Karls Hall 201
Missouri State University
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897

Online Donation:   VESTA Fund

 On the donation page:

  • Indicate your gift amount
  • Designation: select "I would like to write in my designation."
  • Additional gift details: write in the text box - VESTA Program
  • My gift is in honor or memory of someone - If you select this, complete the requested information.
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