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.

Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) Scholarship

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice or hospitality related major. ManageFirst students preferred. Award amount: (2) $5,000 Who Can Apply: Undergraduates/ManageFirst Students

Monterey County Hospitality Association Scholarship

MCHA is the only hospitality trade organization that serves all facets of the hospitality industry throughout Monterey County. All businesses in Monterey County are affected in some way by the tourism industry. Positive revenue for tourism and hospitality means positive growth for Monterey County. Positive growth for Monterey County means positive growth for your business. The purpose of the Monterey County Hospitality Association is to actively foster, protect and represent the interests of the members of the association by providing advocacy and representation on government issues; providing educational resources; and ensuring that the economic benefits of hospitality are made known to the community through active community and business relations efforts. Preferred recipient will be pursuing a career in the hospitality/wine industry. They should have a minimum of 250 hours of hospitality/wine related work experience and at least 2 letters of recommendation. Award amount: Minimum $2500 Who Can Apply: MCHA will provide NRAEF with names and applications of eligible applicants.

National Restaraunt Association Educational Foundation Scholarship

Criteria: 1.) Must be a current major in a restaurant or foodservice/ hospitality program. 2.) Must be enrolled in a college or univeristy on a full-time or part-time basis. 3.) Must have a 2.75 GPA. 4.) Must have at least 750 hours of foodsevice experience. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

Minorities in Hospitality Scholars Program

The IFA Educational Foundation and Choice Hotels International have partnered to sponsor the Minorities in Hospitality Scholars Program. The purpose of the scholars program is to recognize and support minority students who are enrolled in the Hospitality course of studies complete their academic programs by providing scholarship assistance. A competitive award of $2000 will be presented annually. Who Can Apply? To be eligible for the scholars program, applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university with a major in Hospitality field. The student must have sophomore, junior or senior college class standing for the period of the scholarship. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and considered a member of a minority group – African American, American Indian, Hispanic American or Asian American. How Can the Awards Be Used? The $2000 scholarship award is to be used for tuition and books. How Do You Get Started? Students must complete the Minorities in Hospitality Scholars Program application form, submit an official certified academic transcript and prepare a short typed essay (no more than 500-words) on “Why I Should Be Selected as the Minorities in Hospitality Scholars Award Recipient.” Incomplete packages will not be reviewed. Application Procedure Applications should be downloaded by going to: We will not mail applications. Send the completed application and supporting materials in a single packet to: Miriam L. Brewer, Director of Education and Diversity, IFA Educational Foundation, 1501 K Street, NW, Suite #350, Washington, DC 20005

Kikkoman Foods, Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agricultural business management, food science and technology, dietetics, food service management and other non-agricultural related areas. Applicant must be a resident of and planning to attend a school in Wisconsin.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,000, non-renewable.

Pete and Arlene Harman Trust Scholarship

This unrestricted scholarship aims to inspire and encourage students to follow their dreams and achieve greatness while pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major. Pete Harman, best known for founding KFC is passionate about the food industry and helping students who wish to pursue careers in the food and hospitality industries. Harman and his wife, Arlene, opened their first restaurant, The Do Drop Inn, with two employees in 1941. Since then he has had a love for the industry. Harman struck gold when he worked with Harland (Colonel) Sanders to develop and prepare the KFC system for franchising, working to develop training manuals and product guides. His other claims to fame are the development of the bucket packaging and the emphasis on the "Finger-lickin' good" motto. Award amount: $2,500 Who Can Apply: All

Applebee’s/The Rose Group Hospitality Scholarship

Is presented by the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation on behalf of Applebee’s/The Rose Group, a long-time partner and supporting group of RAMEF. ($1100 scholarship) Eligibility Criteria: • Maryland resident • Graduating high school senior • Pursuing hospitality related coursework • Minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale • Minimum of 150 hours of documented industry experience • Must have some community involvement • Interviews may be required of finalists Complete Sections 1-8 for the Applebee’s/The Rose Group Hospitality Scholarship and complete Essay 5.

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.

Worthy Goal Scholarship Fund

IFSEA Scholarship Grants are for the purpose of assisting deserving individuals to receive food service management or vocational training beyond the high school level. Scholarships totaling almost $100,000 are made available annually through IFSEA. There are local scholarships available through IFSEA Senior branches. This and Membership information can be obtained by either writing or calling IFSEA HQ. In addition, the Worth Goal Scholarship Fund has been established enabling IFSEA to set up a permanent Scholarship program on a long-term, self-supporting basis. The Worthy Goal Fund gives $500 Scholarships.

Al Schuman Ecolab Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Scholarship

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and the Al Schuman Ecolab Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships ranging from $3,500 to $7,500 to college students who are enrolled in a foodservice related program at a select set of colleges.This scholarship is targeted toward students who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit through a written essay. Chosenrecipients must be highly ambitious, dedicated, innovative, and creative. The recipients must not only have a vision butthe skills and plans to realize their vision.To be eligible to apply, you must:· Be a citizen or permanent resident* of the United States of America· Be accepted or enrolled in one of the following colleges (see linked colleges field)· 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 a minimum grade point average (GPA) or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) OR a GED average standard score of 470 or higher.This essay is 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 the instructions. The essay must be typed, double-spaced and have a maximum of 750 words. Please put your name on the top of each page of your essay. Your essay must address each item in the essay question.An entrepreneur is usually described as someone who is highly ambitious, dedicated, innovative, creative, and refuses defeat. An entrepreneur not only has a vision but can develop a plan to realize their vision.To demonstrate your entrepreneurial spirit, write an essay addressing the following items:1. Describe either a past entrepreneurial project of any type or a future restaurant/foodservice related entrepreneurial project, such as starting a new restaurant, developing a new product or menu.2. Explain why it was/is innovative and provide an example of how thinking outside the box enhanced or will enhance your project.3. Describe how you brought or will bring your project to fruition.4. Briefly, describe your skills and how these attributes helped you or will help you carry out this project.Complete the online application form at, print and sign the online application form

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