CANFit Culinary Arts Undergraduate Scholarship

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Application Deadline

March 31

Awarded By:

California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness (CANFit)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually and is dependent upon the amount of funding available. Last year, four awards were given in the entire CANFit scholarship program (undergraduate, graduate, and culinary arts scholarships).
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a member of one of the following minority groups: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Latino/Hispanic.
  3. Must pursue a degree in culinary arts.
  4. Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in California.
  5. Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student. Students are not required to have completed any college credits at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: 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.

Application requirements for the CANFit Culinary Arts Undergraduate Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Personal statement
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Statement of Financial Status
Additional Information: Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Applicants will be notified of award status in June.

Award Amount: The monetary award amount varies annually. In the past, $500 to $1,000 scholarships have been offered annually. All scholarships are non-renewable. Checks will be mailed to the recipient's educational institution, and must be used toward tuition and fees.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $750.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 31

Application information and all required forms are available on the California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program (CANFit) website. To complete the application process, the student must submit the following: a completed and signed 'Application Cover Sheet'; a completed and signed 'Statement of Financial Status'; two letters of recommendation from professors, employers, community leaders, etc. (submitted on the form provided); a typed one- to two-page letter describing his/her academic goals and involvement in community nutrition and/or physical education activities; a 500- to 1,000-word essay addressing the topic listed on the 'Application Instructions' document; a photograph of himself/herself (billfold size or larger); and official transcripts. The completed original application and three additional copies of each document (except transcript and photo) must be submitted by the deadline date and sent to the address provided.
Contact: Esmeralda Martin
Address: 2140 Shattuck Ave. Suite 610 Berkeley, California 94704

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