In 2003 the Lodi Grape Festival & National Wine Show Association, Inc. established the Bucks for Books Scholarship Fund providing funds for college and/or trade school textbook expenses to deserving area youth. Since its inception well over 140 scholarships have been awarded thanks to fundraising efforts and donations. The scholarship money is used only to purchase books required by the courses the students are currently taking. A student may re-apply while still in school and may receive the award up to two times. Applications are due in the Festival office by 5 p.m. on March 1st and recipients are chosen in mid-May.