To be considered eligible for a Chefs4Students.org Culinary Grant, you must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited Culinary School or Institution in the United States or abroad six weeks prior to any given grant release date. US citizenship is not a requirement. The combination of your work experience, prior education or training and current course of study should indicate preparedness for the pursuit of a career in the culinary arts. You should have a strong academic record, good character references and demonstrate financial need. Majors considered for our grants include culinary arts, pastry and baking, restaurant management, dietetics, nutrition, food science and related studies.
The number of awards given in a year vary depending on donations, etc. A committee made up of members of the Chefs4Students forum and our advisory board will review the applications and select the recipients. We give out awards on or around April 1st. Those applications must be postmarked February 15th.
Only completed applications will be considered. You must send in a completed application and an essay of at least 500 words telling us why the culinary field is one you wish to pursue and your goals in this field. You must submit an official transcript of your current or last year of study (high school transcripts accepted) and two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, teacher, advisor or culinary professional familiar with your skills.
Do not email or fax your application.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: Varies
6905 East Laguna Ave.,
Mesa, AZ 85209
Contact Person: Print the application, fill out completely and return by US Postal Service, along with your transcripts and letters of recommendation to Chef David Nelson or Pamela Nelson