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.

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

Claude Collins Hospitality Scholarship

This scholarship is available for north Florida students who are majoring in hospitality or a related field. Applicants must reside in Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, or St. John’s county and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 31

NPFDA Scholarship

This scholarship is available for international and U.S. students who are pursuing a poultry or related agricultural/agricultural business degree. Students must be enrolled as college juniors or seniors in the upcoming academic year.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  May 31

National Meat Association Scholarship Program

This award is available for college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are enrolled in a curriculum leading to a bachelor's of science degree in animal science, meat science, food science or a related discipline at an accredited four-year college or university. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and remain in good academic standing during the term of the scholarship.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  June 01

Consolidated Foodservice Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are majoring in or planning to major in culinary arts or hospitality. Applicants must submit a short essay describing his/her interest in the field.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 15

NBMOA Hospitality Scholars Program

This scholarship is open to African-American college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are majoring in accounting, business, hospitality management, hotel management, marketing, or restaurant management at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Students must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  June 16

Michigan Tuition Grant

This award is available to Michigan resident undergraduate students who are attending independent, degree-granting Michigan institutions. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1830 Awards:  28000
Deadline:  June 30

Hungry to Lead Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are enrolled in or plan to pursue a degree in a foodservice/hospitality program (or directly related). Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, or an SAT score of 1050 or higher, or an ACT score of 18 or higher; students must also demonstrate leadership capabilities.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 01