culinary scholarshps

If you dream of sauce veloute or spun sugar, you may be destined for a career in professional culinary or pastry arts. At International Culinary Center, we seek out scholarships to our professional programs because we believe everyone should have the opportunity to achieve his or her goals.

Available Culinary & Pastry Arts Scholarships at ICC

Hard Work Scholarships Applicants of the Professional Culinary Arts, Farm-To-Table, Professional Pastry Arts and Italian Culinary Experience programs are eligible to apply for ICC’s Hard Work Scholarships. Applicants must have demonstrated a high level of achievement in high school, college or the workforce prior to enrollment.

Friends of The ICC Scholarship This scholarship awards two students with $10,000. Eligibility requirements: The student must have applied to Professional Culinary or Pastry Arts day or evening classes. The Friends of The ICC Scholarship is a need-based scholarship. A completed FAFSA form is required in addition to a 500-word essay describing your passion and goals for applying to one of our professional programs along with the scholarship application.

William J. Bullis Scholarship This scholarship awards  $15,000 to a student enrolled in the Professional Pastry Arts  or Professional Culinary Arts Immersion program at the International Culinary Center’s California campus in Silicon Valley. The student must also apply within four years of graduating from high school. The William J.Bullis Scholarship is a need-based scholarship. To apply, students will be required to submit a completed FAFSA form, two letters of recommendation from a non-family character reference and an educator. The student must also answer two essay questions provided on the application form.

Alumni Mentor Scholarship Established in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the International Culinary Center, this scholarship invites current alumni to recommend students for  ICC. This scholarship—issued in the name of the alumnus–awards students with a $2,000 scholarship for professional culinary training. To apply for the Alumni Mentor Scholarship, students must submit a 500-word essay describing their passion and goals for enrolling in the Professional Culinary ArtsProfessional Pastry Arts or Italian Culinary Experience career programs as well as the words of recommendation from an ICC alumni.

ICC Firefighter and Police Officer Scholarships To honor firefighters and police officers who are currently serving or have served within the past five years, as well as their children, ICC awards Culinary and Pastry Arts scholarships on an ongoing basis. To apply for the Firefighter and Police Officer Scholarship, students need to be enrolled in a Professional Culinary Arts or Professional Pastry Arts program, submit a completed FAFSA form, and a 500-word essay describing passion and future goals.

ICC International Scholarships International Scholarships  award students  $5,000 toward tuition in ICC’s Professional Culinary Arts or Professional Pastry Arts. Other career programs are covered under this scholarship, in the amount of $2,500 including wine, bread and cake programs. (Please note that bread and cake courses are in NYC only.) This scholarship is open only to International students; applicants must submit a personal statement in a 500-word essay describing their passion and goals.

ICC Military Scholarships The International Culinary Center, one of the world’s premier professional cooking schools, offers culinary scholarships up to $10,165 in NYC and up to $8,565 in California for veterans with an honorable discharge (as well as their children and spouses) who are interested in pursuing an education in culinary arts. Students who are eligible for the maximum in federal grants and 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits can essentially attend ICC with no out-of-pocket expense for the program.

Additional Scholarship Resources

These scholarships primarily apply to our Professional Culinary Arts, Italian Culinary Experience and Professional Pastry Arts programs. There are other organizations that award ICC students with scholarships, for which you may be eligible. For a complete list of resources, visit our Scholarship Resources. Please request more information through the form on this page.


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