Restaurant/hospitality Industry Scholarships

Here are some of the Restaurant/hospitality Industry scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Ray & Gertrude Marshall Scholarship Fund

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.

National Restaurant Association Scholarships

Criteria: 1. Must be a degree related to restaurant and/or foodservice-related services. 2. Must have a minimum, cumulative 2.75 GPA. 3. Must have a minimum of 750 hours of work experience in the restaurant and foodservice industry verified by pay stubs or letter(s) from employer(s). Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

The Ryan Wells Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: The Ryan Wells FoundationAmount: 1 or more scholarships of $1,000 or moreUse: Culinary or Hospitality at a Vo-tech to a four year collegeCriteria: 1. Student must enter into a culinary or Hospitality program.2. The students G.P.A. must be a 2.53. The student must have completed at least 3 semesters of culinary or hospitality courses.4. School and Community involvement a must.Special Requirements: Write an essay containing the following items:- What are your future plans in the culinary or hospitality industry?- Please outline your college plans.- Immediately after you graduate from college, what are plans to pursue your future?Please e-mail the essay to:

AH&LEF Annual Scholarship Grant Program

Eligibility: * Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for the upcoming fall and spring semesters, or just the fall semester if graduating in December. * A junior or senior in a baccalaureate program (although sophomores can be nominated to receive a scholarship in their junior year) and in the case of Associate programs the nominee must have completed one full year. * A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 * A U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.

CRAEF ProStart Scholarship

Awards scholarships to qualified students in foodservice/hospitality management programs. Applicants must have demonstrated strong interest in the foodservice/hospitality industry as evidenced through documentable work experience in the industry. Eligibility Criteria: Note: Any applications which do not meet the following criteria or are not legible will be automatically disqualified. • Be enrolled in the ProStart® program at your high school or in your school district • Be accepted into an approved postsecondary program, starting Fall • Have a minimum Final, Overall Grade Point Average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale • Have some documented industry-related work experience. Please Return: • Your Application, typed or printed clearly, indicating “N/A” (not applicable) when appropriate • An official high school transcript sent directly from high school to our offices • A Resume • Documentation of industry related work experience. • Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a current or previous employer. Teacher recommendations are also welcome. • A “Letter of Intent” stating that you are enrolled/enrolling in an accredited foodservice/hospitality related program for a minimum of 9 credit hours (ie: your college “acceptance” letter)

Eric & Bette Friedheim Scholarship

The applicant must: - be a full-time student at a four-year college or university in North America; - be entering his/her junior or senior year of study; - be a strong academic performer and have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; - have a degree emphasis in a travel and tourism-related field (i.e. Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Tourism).

Professional Development Scholarships for Educators

This scholarship is for educators who are attending an NRAEF Summer Institute. Award amount: $1,750

NEWH/Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship

The NEWH/Harvey Nudelman Memorial Scholarship is a $4,000 scholarship award and is courtesy of FABRICUT CONTRACT. The winning student and sponsor will be honored in Las Vegas at HD Expo (exact date to be determined). This scholarship is released in the fall with a March deadline the following year. The NEWH/Harvey Nudelman Memorial scholarship is open to students pursuing a career objective in Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry. Winning student travel and lodging to awards event provided by NEWH, Inc. Scholarship requirements are:  Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college  Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program  Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA  Must be pursuing a career objective in Interior Design for the Hospitality Industry  Please see application for submittal requirements

Fred Dame Scholarship

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major with first preference will be for students attending California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Purdue University, University of Houston, or University of South Carolina. Second preference will be for students attending Auburn University. If there are not enough eligible students from any of these institutions, an eligible student from the NRAEF general pool will be selected. Award amount: $2,500 Who Can Apply: Preference given to students attending the above schools.

Cal Stamenov Scholarship

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major.

Hospitality Majors/ Marriott Scholars Program

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must be studying a major that falls under the Hospitality Majors Application

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