Culinary Arts Scholarships

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Do you have a passion for baking? Do you dream of being the next “Top Chef” winner? Are you studying culinary arts? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our list of scholarships for culinary arts majors can help you get some real dough. And while the dough that makes fine pastries is nice, we’re talking about the kind that can help you pay for college. If you plan to become a chef, cook, or culinary master, check out our scholarships for culinary arts majors.

ASTA Joseph R. Stone Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and Canadian graduate students who are studying in a travel and tourism- or hospitality-related field and demonstrate a clear focus on and commitment to the tourism subject area. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

NTA Pat & Jim Host Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who reside or are students in Kentucky and are enrolled in a travel and tourism- or hospitality-related program of study. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 1
2019

NHCF Dunkin' Donuts Scholarship Program

New Hampshire high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need will be considered for this award. Students who meet any/all of the following criteria are given preference for funding: interest in pursuing a career in business, hospitality or food service industries; a grade point average of 3.25 or higher; substantial volunteer or community service.

Total: $2000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  April 13
2019

Mary Macey Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for undergraduate women who have completed at least one academic year of study with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Applicants must be employed or have been previously employed in a food retailing business, and must plan to pursue a career related to food retail.

Total: $1500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  April 15
2019

CIA-NY Merit-Based Scholarship

U.S. graduating high school seniors who demonstrate merit and plan to attend CIA in New York are eligible for this award.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline: 

CANFit Culinary Arts Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is available for students who are enrolled in a California culinary arts school. Students must be of African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian-American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic ethnicity.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31

Les Dames d'Escoffier (LDEI) Colorado Chapter Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to U.S. female students attending a Colorado postsecondary institution with a focus in a food-related industry (such as culinary, food science, dietetics, nutrition, beverage and fermentation, hospitality and restaurant management, animal science, agriculture, or family and consumer sciences). Students must have one to two years experience in their chosen industry.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 01

Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program

This award is available to Missouri resident undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time at a Missouri college or university. Students must demonstrate financial need and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $12,000 or less.

Total: $4600 Awards:  49553
Deadline:  April 01

M.F.K. Fisher Scholarship

Students applying as freshmen to the Culinary Institute of America in New York who have a demonstrated interest in food writing are eligible for this award.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 15

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for international and U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are currently employed (during the college school year) with an International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) member company. Students must major in a food-related field (such as culinary arts, baking/pastry arts, or food science), business, or marketing, and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher (this requirement may be waived for first-time returning adult students).

Total: $2000 Awards:  48
Deadline:  January 15

Subway of South Carolina Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors and college freshmen who are employees of Subway or the dependents of Subway employees. The applicant must enroll full time and demonstrate academic merit.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31

George M. Burditt/Betsy B. Woodward/Denise C. Rooney Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college juniors and seniors who are pursuing a career in research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to some aspect of food, drugs, or consumer products safety. Students must also have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher for the first two years of undergraduate study.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 01