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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.

Hospitality Majors Scholarship

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

Sammy's Scholarship

This scholarship is for anyone attending Cuyahoga Community College or Working at Sammy’s.

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.

IRA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

Applicant Qualifications To qualify for a scholarship, you must:  Be a permanent resident of the State of Illinois  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 hard copy of application (typed and fully complete). You may type into the application if your form shows blue boxes that you can type your text into. If not, the document must be printed and then typed. 2. Official transcripts: o Graduating high school seniors: unofficial copies are acceptable, until official copies are released. o Current college students: transcript must be sent for all academic institutions attended. 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 must be included. 5. Photocopied documentation of honors and achievements 6. A copy of the acceptance letter from a culinary school, college or university. 7. 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. The number of work hours must be include. 8. Documentation sent separately (such as transcripts, references) from the application must be postmarked by the application deadline or your application will be disqualified.

AH&LEF Incoming Freshman Scholarship

The Foundation recently established a scholarship exclusively for incoming freshmen interested in pursuing hospitality-related undergraduate programs. The program is being funded from scholarship monies set aside from AH&LEF’s last major capital giving fundraising initiative, the New Century Campaign. Preference will be given to any applicant who is a graduate of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s AHLEI Lodging Management Program (LMP), which is a two-year high school hospitality program. Awards: Baccalaureate Majors $2,000 Associate Majors $1,000 Eligibility: • Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for the upcoming fall and spring semesters • A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 • A U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident • Preference will be given to high school graduates of the LMP • If an applicant is not certain which college or university he/she will be attending at the time of application, confirmation of acceptance and enrollment must be forwarded to AH&LEF by July 1

Gruppo Ristoratori Italiani /Giacomo Bologna Scholarship

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.

Icon of Industry Scholarship

Founded in 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization, with 18 chapters and 6 affiliated areas, which links professionals from every facet of the hospitality industry and related fields. The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry. To date, NEWH has given $3,00,000.00+ USD in scholarships to young people wishing to pursue careers in the hospitality industry. The NEWH Icons of Industry Scholarship Award will be based upon the following criteria: 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 5 Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA Must be pursuing a career objective in the area of the Hospitality Industry with an emphasis towards the area(s) of hospitality determined by our ICON (criteria changes annually) Must have participated in an internship program or similar position An eligible school is defined as one that is fully accredited and will hold the scholarship moneys in trust for the student to draw down upon on an “as needed” basis without any service charges. Opens in May with deadline to apply in mid-September. Winner $5,000 scholarship award given at Gold Key Ceremony in New York in November. Honorable mention $3,5000 scholarship award given at HD Expo in Las Vegas the following May. Student travel and lodging paid by NEWH, Inc. winning student must attend award event and have eligible debt at time of award.

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation – Dr. Ray Kavanaugh Scholarship

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.

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

David Armanasco Scholarship

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major. Individuals from Monterey County area will be considered first, those from the State of California second, and finally from other areas of the United States. Recipients must be pursuing an education and career in hospitality field. Award amount: $2,500 Who Can Apply: Preference given to students from Monterey County and residents of California.

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