To help you get started on your own research, here’s a list of organizations that have awarded scholarships to our students in the past. In addition to the scholarships found on our website, many employers and unions offer scholarships to employees or to the children of employees. It may be worthwhile to ask your family if their companies or unions offer this benefit.
2020 Consolidated Foodservice Scholarship
For high school students or currently enrolled college students who are looking to enter the Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management fields.
Achievement Scholarship Program
For African-American high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education.
AFL-CIO Department of Education
Scholarships and grants provided by various labor unions.
American Culinary Federation Education Foundation
The ACFEF, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs, offers educational scholarships to high school students that have a career goal of becoming a chef or pastry chef. The scholarship is semi-annual with deadlines of April 30th and October 31st.
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation
For students enrolled in hospitality management programs.
For high school seniors who are planning a career in the field of food service.
Canadian Hospitality Foundation
For students preparing for a career in the food service, tourism, or hospitality industry in Canada.
Imagine America Foundation
For adult learners and high school seniors enrolling in career colleges.
Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation
For students who are Chicago resident seeking a career in culinary arts.
Hawai’i Community Foundation
Consists of over 150 scholarship funds in Hawaii.
Hungry to Lead Scholarship
The Hungry To Lead scholarship was initiated in 2014 in an effort to provide financial assistance to future leaders in the foodservice and hospitality industry ranging from $1000-$2500. Visit their website for eligibility requirements and application due dates.
IACP Culinary Trust
Scholarships for study in culinary and pastry arts.
ICES (International Cake Exploration)
For students seeking a pastry career.
IFEC (International Foodservice Editorial)
For students pursuing careers in writing, editing, public relations, and marketing.
Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a food service-related major.
James Beard Foundation
James Beard Foundation School Scholarships have been established to assist aspiring culinary professionals who plan to further their education at a licensed or accredited culinary school. A range of $2,000-$5,000 awards are available for ICC’s Professional Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Cake Techniques & Design and Intensive Sommelier Training programs.
Les Dames d’Escoffier New York
Encourages talented women to become leaders in the food, nutrition, beverage and hospitality industries.
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
For students enrolled in restaurant and food service post-secondary programs.
New York State Restaurant Association – Greater NYC Scholarship
Applicants must be residents of Bronx, Kings, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Richmond, or Staten Island County and must have been admitted to a post-secondary school where they will major in foodservice, culinary arts, hospitality management or a related field. Visit their website for application details and deadlines.
NEWH, Inc. Chapter Scholarships
NEWH, Inc. and its chapters are tasked with fundraising to provide scholarship dollars for eligible students wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry. NEWH Chapters offer scholarships annually.
NEWH, Inc. Scholarships
An objective of the NEWH By-laws is to promote scholarship, education and interest within the Hospitality Industry. NEWH, Inc. and its chapters fundraise to provide scholarships to students pursuing a career within Hospitality related fields (Interior Design, Hospitality Management, Culinary, Architecture, Senior Living, etc.).
For students majoring in hotel management and culinary arts in who live in the Western New York area. Call 716.852.1104 or write to the following address for an application: 107 Delaware Ave, Suite 680 | Buffalo, NY 14202.
WebstaurantStore – Culinary and Hospitality Scholarship
The WebstaurantStore Scholarship is a $1,500 Grant for students who are currently enrolled in, or are planning to attend, culinary arts school or college majoring in the Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management fields. This scholarship is awarded twice a year. The deadlines for each semester are December 1st and June 15th annually.
Eligible ICC programs include: Professional Culinary Arts, Culinary + Farm-to-Table, Pastry Arts, Cake Techniques & Design, Art of International Bread Baking, Intensive Sommelier Training and Culinary Entrepreneurship programs.
Women Chefs & Restaurateurs
For members of the WCR who are 18 years of age or older (21 for wine scholarships).