The Derouet Jameson Memorial Foundation (DJMF) is a charitable foundation committed to promoting and supporting education in the wine industry through awards and educational bursaries made to students since 1979.
The DJMF was set up in memory of Tim Derouet MC and Geoffrey Jameson CVO MW who were both pre-eminent in the wine trade, and as great friends, shared a desire to encourage younger members to increase their depth of knowledge and expertise about wine.
The Derouet Jameson Awards are in two parts: firstly scholarships are given annually to two outstanding graduates of The Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma examinations. The purpose is to assist deserving candidates along the Master of Wine (MW) course, which takes a minimum of two years. The Awards pay for the application fee and for the first year’s study course costs, plus a sum towards the travel costs that will be incurred. The total award is between £4,500 and £5,000 per successful candidate.
In addition the Foundation has instituted two new bursaries of over £1,000 each to assist students who are studying the Viticulture and Vinification course at Plumpton College (part of Sussex University). This course is widely regarded as the best wine production course currently available in England.
The combined value of these annual awards is currently over £11,000, and the Derouet Jameson Memorial Foundation is proud to be one of the largest charitable sponsors of Wine Trade education in the country.