Category Archives: Culinary Arts / Food Scholarship

Marriott Scholarship Program Is Now Open

As early as this month, the application for Marriott Scholarship Program is now open. This scholarship is under the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and is intended for women and minority students (Hispanic or African American) who are taking up hospitality management program such as hotel management, culinary or food degree programs.

Marriott Scholarship Program awards $10,000 annual tuition assistance per scholar and this may be renewed if the scholars maintain their good academic standing. To qualify for this scholarship, the applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in any accredited four-year college or university and must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Interested applicants may apply online through the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Women who are taking up hospitality management or culinary arts in Lexington College may also apply for Marriott Scholarship Program.

The 2008 Coca-Cola Salute To Excellence Scholarship Award

The Coca-Cola has a special scholarship program for students who are taking up culinary arts and food-service programs whether they are taking up a degree program, an associate program or even a certificate program as long as the program is related in restaurant or food service industry.

The Coca-Cola provides this scholarship in cooperation of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.  The award amount that scholars can receive in this scholarship is $5,000.  For the year 2008, interested applicants should create 3 short essays describing the following topics/theme: Difficult situation that they successfully handled while on the job (250-350 words); The person whom you considered as your career role model and why (350-500 words); and How do you plan to contribute to your local community, your state and NRA during your career as a restaurant and food service professional (150-200 words).

The above essays must be submitted along with the completed application form and other requirements before March 21, 2008. To start your application, please visit this link.

Scholarship For Students Enrolled In Food Service Courses

That is right! If you are an undergraduate student who is enrolled in culinary arts or any food service-related college program and have at least 750 working hours in any food service establishment, you might qualify to receive a college scholarship if you apply for the scholarship offered by Sammy’s and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

Sammy’s and NRAEF award each scholar an amount of $2,000 scholarship money. This is already a big sum of money that could help you finish your degree. Applicants are required to write two short essays about a difficult situation they successfully handled while on a job ( 250-350 word essay) and another essay about the person they considered to be their career role model (450-500 words)

You can start your scholarship application here. Be sure that your essays are type-written and that you submit it with the required documents before the deadline. For 2008 scholarship, applicants may submit on of before the following deadlines: March 31, July 31, and October 31, 2008. For complete details and requirements of this scholarship, please click here.

Carlson Scholarship

If you are pursuing a degree that is related in the restaurant and food service industry, check out the scholarship offered by Carlson Companies in cooperation with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). They offer undergraduate scholarships to the qualified United States citizens and even permanent resident aliens who are attending school in the United States and its other U.S. territories.

Each Carlson and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) awards $2,000 scholarships. The scholarships are immediately distributed as soon as the scholars are approved by Carlson Companies and are in good standing with their employers.

Interested applicants may apply all year round as long as they observed the following deadlines: March 31, July 31, and October 31, 2008.

Win Art Institutes Culinary Scholarships

High school students with passion in cooking and food preparation who wanted to pursue a career in culinary arts are encouraged to join at The 2008 Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition. The prize at stake at this cooking competition is The Art Institutes full-tuition scholarship towards an associate degree, certificate or diploma program in culinary arts.

The winning scholar can choose to study at any of the 30 participating Art Institutes locations including The Art Institutes International Minnesota. There are over than $250,000 worth of tuition scholarships that will be given away this year. Aside from the full scholarship, the grand prize winner will also become an “Intern for a Day” at the Food Network Kitchens in New York City, a tour of the Food Network Studios, dinner for two at a Food Network chef’s restaurant and a library of Food Network Kitchens cookbooks.

To participate in this cooking competition, students can fill out an online entry form  on or before February 8, 2008. The Local Best Teen Chef Cook-off Competition will be held at The Art Institutes International Minnesota on April 12, 2008 while the National Best Teen Chef Final Round Competition will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at The Art Institute of Las Vegas.

For more information on The Best Teen Chef Competition, contact an Admissions Representative at The Art Institutes International Minnesota or visit this page. The competition rules can be viewed here.

Scholarship Options For Students Pursuing Culinary, Hospitality or Tourism

The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association has several scholarships programs that are intended for students who would like to pursue a career in culinary arts, hospitality or tourism. They have an Education Foundation that awards annual scholarship for qualified students that are residing in North Carolina.

For senior high school students, the NC Education Foundation annually awards 10 $750 scholarships for two-year degree programs that can be renewed yearly for $1000. Students who will pursue a four year program will receive one time $1500 scholarship award. To qualify, you must be a resident in North Carolina and should be pursuing culinary arts, hospitality management, or tourism.

They also have similar scholarship program for currently enrolled culinary arts, tourism or hospitality undergraduate and graduate students. The award is $1500 which is not renewable but students may reapply again each year that they meet all the eligibility requirements.

Students may apply for these scholarships by fall of each year with deadlines to apply falling in mid-January. For more information, please click here.

Marriott Scholarship Program

Marriott, one of the biggest networks in the hospitality industry through the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation award a scholarship grant of up to $9,000 per year for four years plus various opportunities in career guidance and mentoring.

This scholarship program is open for US citizens and permanent residents of United States and Puerto Rico who plan to pursue a college degree that are relevant in hospitality management, hotel management, culinary or food and beverage careers.

The applicant must also enroll in an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or Puerto Rico with a hospitality management program and must have at least 3.0 GPA. The deadline for this program is extended until end of April 2007. For more information about the Marriott Scholarship Program, please click here.