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

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.

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 Arts or Professional Pastry Arts 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 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 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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