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.

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

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Washington. The student must have close cultural and social ties to an American Indian community in Washington.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  February 01

Rachel Kirby Thomas & Dr. Frank Bancroft Thomas 4-H Foods and Nutrition Scholarship

This scholarship is available for North Carolina high school seniors who are 4-H members with an outstanding record in foods and nutrition. Students must plan to attend an institution of higher education in North Carolina.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01

W. Price, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Texas high school seniors or currently enrolled college students who are enrolled in a restaurant/food service program and/or hospitality program. Students must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher (3.5 or higher in the major) and one or more years of work experience in the foodservice industry.

Total: $2000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  February 15

Alabama Student Assistance Program

This award is available to Alabama undergraduate students who are attending an eligible postsecondary institution in Alabama. Students must be enrolled in an eligible program and must demonstrate substantial financial need.

Total: $2500 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  March 01

IFSEA Worthy Goal Scholarship

This scholarship is open to international and U.S. incoming, transfer, and current undergraduate students who are enrolled in a food service-related major. Students must enroll full time.

Total: $1500 Awards:  32
Deadline:  March 01

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program - Culinary/Hospitality/Events Category

This scholarship is open to California students who are or will be enrolled in a culinary cooking, hospitality management, or event planning major/program at an accredited California four-year university or college, culinary specialty school, or community college. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 01

Cargill Global Scholars Program for U.S. Students

U.S. first- and second-year college students who are attending select universities and demonstrate high academic achievement are eligible for this award.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 01

ACS Scholars Program

U.S. high school senior and undergraduate minority students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and plan to enroll full time are eligible for this award. Students must be planning to pursue a career in the chemical sciences and majoring in an appropriate chemical science field.

Total: $5000 Awards:  165
Deadline:  March 01