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.
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to a qualified graduating high school senior in the state of Maryland.
You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien to be eligible for this scholarship. The RAMEF/NRAEF administers an equal opportunity scholarship program.
Preferred candidates will have an interest in marketing and foodservice. Recipients are invited to attend a sponsor-related event. Scholarship is presented at the MEG conference during the NRA show each May.
Who Can Apply: This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major.
Eligibility: * Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll (or are already enrolled) in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in North Carolina. * Applicants must be pursuing culinary arts, hospitality management, or tourism. * Applicants must be permanent NC residents. * Up to 10 awards are available. * Recipients in two-year degree programs will receive $750 the first year. Awards are renewable once provided students maintain full-time enrollment in the major and satisfactory academic performance. Renewal awards will be $1,000 each. * Recipients in four-year programs will receive $1,500. Awards are not renewable, however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
This scholarship is available to students who have graduated from the ProStart® program and plan to attend college in the state of Delaware.
The Delaware Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Education Foundation provide ProStart® students the opportunity to advance their education. Through post-secondary scholarships students are encouraged to attend colleges and universities who specialize in hospitality and restaurant management programs. With the restaurant industry growing continuously, it is important that ProStart® students have the opportunities to get the education that will provide them with the knowledge and skills to compete for top positions.
Presented by the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation in memory of former CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland. This competitive scholarship is awarded to Maryland residents interested in pursuing hospitality-related coursework. It is available to high school students and college students as well as high school, college or corporate instructors and current hospitality industry professionals. ($500 - $2000 scholarship pool)
• Maryland resident
• High school senior or college student
• High school, college or corporate instructor
• Hospitality industry professional
• Must be pursuing hospitality related coursework
• Interviews may be required of finalists
• A minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.0 (High School and College Students Only)
• A minimum of 400 hours documented industry experience (High School and College Students Only)
• A minimum of 1500 hours documented industry experience (Instructors, Teachers and Industry Applicants only)
Complete Sections 1-8 for the Letitia B. Carter Scholarship and complete Essay 2.
This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major.Scholarship recipients are selected from the general pool of eligible candidates.
Award amount: $2,500
Who Can Apply: Preference is given to ProStart Students.
This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major. First preference given to students attending a school in Kentucky, followed by any culinary arts students at Johnson & Wales University or the Culinary Institute of America, followed by Hotel and Restaurant Administration majors at Indiana University- Purdue and Bloomington, Indianapolis Vocational Technical College, University of Denver, Wake Technical College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Southeast Community College, Kendall College or College of DuPage.
Award amount: $2,500
Who Can Apply: First preference given to students attending a school in Kentucky, followed by any culinary arts students at Johnson & Wales University or the Culinary Institute of America, followed by Hotel and Restaurant Administration majors at Indiana University- Purdue and Bloomington, Indianapolis Vocational Technical College, University of Denver, Wake Technical College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Southeast Community College, Kendall College or College of DuPage.
This scholarship is for students who will be first-time freshmen including graduating high school seniors, GED graduates and high school graduates enrolling in college for the first time.
To be eligible to apply, you must:
· Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America
· Be a first time freshman. This includes:
Graduating high school seniors
GED graduates enrolling in college for the first time.
High school graduates enrolling in college for the first time.
· Be accepted and plan to enroll in an accredited culinary school, college or university. You must:
Enroll as a full-time or substantial part-time student taking a minimum of 9 credit hours each term.
Major in culinary, restaurant management, or other food service related major.
Plan to remain in school for at least two consecutive terms.
STEP #2: Complete the required essays for the Academic Scholarship for High School Seniors and GED Graduates
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 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)· What experience or person (e.g. mentor, supervisor, etc) most influenced you in selecting the restaurant and foodservice industry of choice?
· What did the person do to influence you?
· What did you learn from this person?
· How will this help you reach your career goals in the foodservice industry?
STEP #3: Complete the online application form at www.nraef.org/scholarships
Complete, print and sign the online application form
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.
The WRA Education Foundation awards scholarships based on future plans in foodservice, academic records, essays on industry issues and professional recommendations.
Over $36,000 in scholarships are awarded annually to culinary arts and hospitality management students across the state.
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No hand-written applications will be accepted.
Minimum qualifications for WRA EF scholarships are:
Must be working in a Wisconsin foodservice operation at the time of applying
Must be accepted at a nationally accredited, post-secondary school
Must have a completed application that includes employer or instructor recommendations and school transcripts
Please check the website for any changes in application deadline.
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