Restaurant/hospitality Industry Scholarships
Here are some of the Restaurant/hospitality Industry scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
Applicant must be a current member in good standing of the American Culinary Federation. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited, post-secondary school of culinary arts, or other post-secondary culinary training program acceptable to the ACF. Applicant must have completed one grading period in the program prior to the date of the scholarship application.
The Hospitality Foundation's Professional Development Scholarship Program offers New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA) member employees scholarships for professional development activities. These activities include professional development courses at colleges and universities, and certification courses through the Educational Institute, of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
The program provides a scholarship award (50% activity costs up to $1,000) to an employee of a NYSH&TA member property. This will allow employees to improve their knowledge of any subject to support their development in the hospitality industry, while covering a portion of expenses accrued by the employee and employer. As a result, the burden of individual contributions may be lightened, though not necessarily eliminated.
Who is Eligible?
Employees of NYSH&TA members that have been employed for at least one year at that property are eligible to apply for the professional development scholarship.
It will be the obligation and the responsibility of the applicant to supply the awards committee information about activities they wish to pursue. Funds will not be available in advance, but will be reimbursed upon receipt of documented expenses.
The NRAEF and Gruppo Ristoratori Italiani (GRI) will award up to 6 students with an all-expense-paid trip from New York City to Italy. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in Italian viticulture - view a full list of eligibility requirements.
The scholarship enables students to travel to Italy for a week and participate in various culinary and restaurant industry related classes and tours. During this program, students will be offered a first-hand experience in Italian winemaking and cooking. Each year, GRI organizes a unique experience for students that highlights a region in Italy.
GRI is a not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting knowledge of authentic Italian food and wine through education.
Award amount: This scholarship is for an educational trip to Italy.
Who Can Apply: Eligible applicants must have an interest for Italian viticulture and cuisine. Candidates are chosen by GRI. Funds are used for an educational trip to Italy.
In 1989, DiRoNA established an endowment fund with the NRAEF to encourage students to pursue careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Since then, DiRoNA and the NRAEF have recognized more than 125 students with scholarship awards. Annually, DiRoNA honors its key industry partners, media patrons and past chairmen through the scholarship program.
This scholarship was created to inspire students to pursue their passion in the culinary arts.
This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major.
Award amount: $2,500
Who Can Apply: This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major with an interest in fine dining.
Student must be a Hawaii resident enrolled full-time at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management of the University of Houston (Texas). Contact the University of Houston scholarship office for information. Application deadline is March 1.
Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification in the program you are currently
Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
Must have a 3.0 GPA
Must have a career objective in one of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)
Please attach the following:
Student essay, to include:
o Background of yourself and your experience
o Your goals and objectives after graduation
o What prompted you to choose this career
o Do you feel you made a contribution to your school program or fellow students through leadership or participation
o Why is obtaining this scholarship important to you
o If your application is not accepted, what plans do you have for financing Official Transcript
Letters of recommendation from Professor, advisor and/or department head
Letters from industry professionals, employers, etc.
Submit all items by mail to:
5646 Milton St #213
Dallas TX 75206
The scholarship recipient is selected from the general pool of eligible candidates. First preference is for a student attending Purdue. This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major.
Award amount: $2,500
Who Can Apply: This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality-related major.
Applicant must be a California resident and meet one of the following categories: Category I: have graduated from a high school in the greater San Francisco Bay area and have been accepted as a full-time student; Category II: attend a college or university full time that operates under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) or is approved by GGRASF, have completed at least one semester and be accepted for the next semester, and have maintained a minimum 2.75 GPA; Category III: attend a college or university part time that operates under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) or is approved by GGRASF, work in the food service or hospitality industry at least 20 hours per week, have completed at least one semester and be accepted for the next semester, and have maintained a minimum 2.75 GPA.
STEP #1: Make sure you are qualified for this scholarship. Please read through the qualifications below. If you don’t meet ALL of these qualifications you are not eligible to apply.To be eligible to apply, you must:· Be a citizen or permanent resident* of the United States of America· Be a college student currently enrolled full-time or substantial part-time (minimum of 9 credit hours) in a foodservice related program at an accredited culinary school, college, or university· Have completed at least one grading term of your college or post-secondary program· Be enrolled for two consecutive terms or not entering your last semester before graduating· Have earned at least one ManageFirst certificate, not including ServSafe® Food Safety and ServSafe Alcohol®.STEP #2: Complete the required essays for the Scholarship for ManageFirst Program Students.The two essays are required as part of the scholarship application packet and must be submitted with your printed and signed application form and other required documents as outlined in these instructions. The Essays must be typed and double-spaced. Please put your name on the top of each page of your essays. Your essays must address each item in the essay questions.Essay #1: Personal statement (Word Count: 150-300 words) What is your ultimate career goal in the restaurant/foodservice industry? Tell us about your background and experience. Discuss your education and work experience. How will your background and experience help you to be successful in your career goal? What do you need to do to achieve your career goals? Discuss your educational, work, and personal plans that will help you to reach your career goals.Essay #2 (Word Count: 350-750 words) Pick one of the following current issues that effect the restaurant industry: sustainability, food safety, or nutrition. Briefly discuss how the issue effects the industry. Provide specific examples of what you would do in your career to address this issue.STEP #3: Complete the online application form at www.nraef.org/scholarships.Complete, print and sign the online application formPlease check the website for more information.
o Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
o Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
o Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt through college for tuition, books or supplies at
time of scholarship award in Spring and Fall
o Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
o Must be pursuing a career objective in Hospitality Management
Marcia Harris had a love for life and a love for the foodservice industry that stood out in even the largest crowds. Her passion and dedication to promoting, protecting and improving the foodservice industry is what drove her day in and day out. Applicants should also posses the qualities of passion, dedication and have a strong desire to improve the foodservice industry through the personal pursuit of professionalism.
I. Applicants must be a Maryland resident AND one of the following:
1. High School Senior
2. College Student
3. High School or Post Secondary Instructor who teaches culinary arts or hospitality management courses
II. Applicants must also be pursuing or teaching culinary arts or hospitality related coursework.
III. Interviews will be required for student finalists
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