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.

NEWH Sunshine Chapter Scholarship

Qualifications:  Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college in Northern Florida or Mississippi  Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification in the program you are currently enrolled  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.) Additional requirements must be included with your application:  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 by email: Mailing address for transcripts/reference letters: Josh Altenbach 975 Lake Front Ln. Longwood, FL 32779 (P): 321-303-5949 (E):

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation – Past Chairman Fund

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major. Recipients are selected from general pool of eligible scholarship applicants. This scholarship was established in 1988 through donations from past chairman of the National Restaurant Association (NRA). It was originally called the Past Presidents' Fund. This scholarship fund was established to help promote the educational activities of the educational foundation. Award amount: $2,500 Who Can Apply: This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality-related major.

Ted J. Balestreri & Bert P. Cutino Scholarship

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major with preference to individuals from the Monterey county area will be considered first and those from the State of California will be considered second. After candidates meeting that criteria have been considered, applicants from other areas of the United States will be considered. Additionally, employees of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must be pursuing an education and career in hospitality field. Who Can Apply: Preference given to Monterey county-area residents, state of California residents and Monterey Peninsula County Club employees.

Clark E. DeHaven Scholarships

Scholarship Criteria: The Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship is intended to provide financial support to students who demonstrate a commitment to a foodservice career. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited program that will lead to an undergraduate degree in a field of study designed to prepare students for careers in foodservice, or related areas (see number 2 below). Awards will be made only to applicants enrolled at institutions that are members of the National Association of Colleges & University Food Services. Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship recipients will be selected annually by the Clark E. DeHaven scholarship committee, after review of application material. Academic and employer references, academic standing, commitment to the academic program, and other specified criteria will be considered. Parameters for selection include commitment to careers in foodservice professions, merit, traditional progress toward degrees, character, campus citizenship, campus involvement, volunteer activities, and financial need. Awards may be made to college sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Applicants enrolled full-time in baccalaureate programs in the next fall term are the primary candidates for the awards. Consideration will be given to applicants with exemplary credentials that are enrolled full-time in a culinary program leading to an associate degree. Scholarships will be awarded only for undergraduate study. Students must submit an application and all required information by the deadline. Award recipients will be notified by phone call or letter no later than June 1. Completed application form with all supporting documentation must be postmarked by February 15 and received within one week. No late applications or parts of the application packet will be accepted. The award is intended to be used during the traditional academic year (fall through spring), and for academic purposes such as tuition, fees, room, board, and/or books. The Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship board of trustees reserves the right to determine if an award will be given. Scholarship funds are payable to educational institution(s) and recipient(s). Exceptions to this policy can be made by decision of the trustees based upon individual circumstances. Relatives of the current Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship board of trustees are ineligible. Scholarship recipient selection(s) will be made without regard to race, age, gender, religion, political beliefs, employment status, or any other factor, which could constitute unfair or illegal discrimination. Student must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and must attend college in the U.S. or Canada during the duration of the scholarship year. Student must be in good standing, have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative overall grade point average at his/her college or university, and be enrolled full-time during the spring semester when application is made and during the following fall semester. Student must submit a transcript from all colleges/universities attended with his/her application. Transcripts must indicate cumulative grade point average. Decisions of the board of trustees are final in all matters related to the above practices.

Delaware Restaurant Association Scholarship

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.

$5,000 NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship, sponsored by Hospitality Media Group

Open to Female Hospitality Management students, only Scholarship criteria*: 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   

Chicago Foodservice Marketing Club Educational Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major. Eligible recipients must be Illinois residents and be attending a school in Illinois. The Chicago Foodservice marketing Club is an organization composed of manufacturers, packers, processors, distributors, brokers, advertising agencies, consultants, and the trade press; all of whom are engaged in servicing the foodservice market. CFMC is a vital and very important part of the industry in the Chicago area, dedicated to education, excellence, and comradeship. The club supports the industry by funding student scholarships through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Award amount: $2,500 Who Can Apply: Students who are IL residents attending an IL school.

NBMOA Hospitality Scholars Program

The National Black McDonald's Owners Association (NBMOA) and McDonald's USA have partnered with UNCF to award scholarships to African American students interested in the hospitality industry. Applicants must be U.S. citizens majoring in restaurant / hotel / hospitality management, accounting, business or marketing as full-time students at an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and have an interest in hospitality management. Dependents of either McDonald’s executives or NBMOA owners are INELIGIBLE for this opportunity nor are former recipients of the NBMOA scholarship. Other qualifying criteria are sophomore, junior, or senior classification and a 2.8 cumulative grade point average .

Rachael Ray’s Yum-O! Organization Scholarship

Recipients are selected from eligible high school students. Preference given to students attending a community college. Recipients should represent diverse backgrounds, as well as, diverse geographical areas. Preference is for students who attend a high school participating in the Healthy Schools program (list of High Schools will be forwarded by Yum-o') “My first job was as a waitress and I find the skills I learned then guiding me to continued success today, in all aspects of my life,” said Rachael. “Now, I wear many hats, but my main function remains the same -- cooking quality meals and serving my customer. I am so proud to be part of providing the means for kids to have the same opportunities as I did, to excel in this industry.” Award amount: $2,500 or varies - other awards based on activities Who Can Apply: This scholarship is open to all individuals.

Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship

Applicant Qualifications To qualify for a scholarship, you must: • Be a permanent resident of the State of Illinois (under the age of 30) • Be accepted and plan to enroll in an accredited culinary school, college or university • Enrolled as a full-time or substantial part-time student, taking a minimum of 9 credit hours each term. • Major in a culinary, restaurant management or foodservice related program Required Documentation To be considered for a scholarship, your application packet must include the following: 1. Signed copy of application (Typed and fully complete. Electronic signatures are accepted.) 2. Official transcripts for all academic institutions attended. If you are a graduating high school senior, unofficial copies are acceptable, until official copies are released. 3. One essay (250 words minimum) 4. Two signed recommendation forms. The letters must be on company or school letterhead. You may submit one additional recommendation. • One from an employer or industry professional • One from an instructor in the restaurant and or foodservice industry . 5. Photocopied documentation of honors and achievements 6. A copy of your college curriculum (from your college catalog) with the number of credit hours detailed. Please do NOT include the entire catalog. 7. A copy of the letter telling you that you have been accepted at a culinary school, college or university. 8. Verification of work experience. Work experience can include any paid employment, volunteer experiences, community service hours, or kitchen/lab experience as part of your education. You will be judged on the work hours that are verified by the following documents. No other documents will be accepted. • Copies of paycheck stubs. Do not send copies of W-2 forms; • A letter from your employer, supervisor, or teacher verifying your total work hours. It must be on company or school letterhead. Make sure you tell them to include the number of hours you worked. 9. Documentation sent separately from the application must be postmarked by the application date or your application will be disqualified.

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