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.

Letitia B. Carter Scholarship

High school seniors or older students who have applied to an RAMEF-recognized professional development program in hospitality or are enrolled in an RAMEF-recognized foodservice/hospitality program and plan to pursue hospitality-related coursework are eligible for this award. Students must be Maryland residents, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have 400 hours of documented industry experience (if high school/college students) OR 1,500 hours if an industry professional or teacher/...

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 16

Al Schuman Ecolab Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate students currently enrolled in a foodservice-related program at a participating college are eligible for this award. Students must enroll in nine or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 01

NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall. Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented group, have a minimum 3.5 grade point average and be pursuing a major in a STEM field; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Total: $1000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  April 01

John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

International and U.S. students enrolled in a North American institution who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and are majoring in food science, chemical science, biological science, or a related area and have a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology are eligible to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 02

Maine Innkeepers Association Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Maine undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue a career in the lodging or foodservice fields, or are family members, employees, or family members of an employee of a member of the Maine Innkeepers Association.

Total: $2000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 06

IFT Freshman Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who intend to major in food science. The student must attend an IFT-approved school.

Total: $2000 Awards:  16
Deadline:  April 15

Alice S. Marriott Scholarship Fund

U.S. undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must major in hospitality management or hotel/motel management and be part of a traditionally underrepresented group.

Total: $10000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 15

Vince DeFinis Scholarship Program

This award is for U.S. students who are currently enrolled full time in an accredited hospitality or related program. Students must have completed 60 credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $10000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  April 20

Russ Casey Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Maine undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in culinary arts or hospitality. Culinary arts students will be given first consideration.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 28

Joe Perdue Scholarship

International and U.S. students who have completed their freshman year at time of application and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must enroll full time and plan to pursue a managerial career in the private club industry.

Total: $1800 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 01

Les Dames d'Escoffier Charitable Distribution Fund

This award is available for female students at Collin College, in Collin County, Texas or Tarrant County College who are majoring in hospitality and food service management, hotel restaurant management or pastry arts. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 01

APWU Vocational Scholarship Program

U.S. citizens who are high school seniors planning to pursue a postsecondary occupational education (vocational/technical) program are eligible for this award. Students must be the child or grandchild, including stepchild or legally adopted child, of an active member, Retirees Department member, or deceased member of the American Postal Workers Union.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 31