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

Application Information

Sign Up to View

ALREADY SIGNED UP? LOG IN

Amount
Awarded

$2,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 2

Tuesday
Awarded By:

California Exposition & State Fair

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must possess a valid California ID.
  3. Must be enrolled in an eligible program in the fall.
  4. Must enroll in a culinary cooking, hospitality management, or event planning program/major.
  5. Must be a California resident.
  6. Must enroll at an accredited California four-year university or college, culinary specialty school, or community college.
  7. Must enroll full time.
  8. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

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

Description: 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.

Application requirements for the Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program – Culinary/Hospitality/Events Category are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
Additional Information: The Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program is a collaborative effort between the Friends of the California State Fair, the California Exposition & State Fair, the California State Fair Agricultural Advisory Council, the Ironstone Concours D'Elegance Foundation, Blue Diamond Growers, and Western Fairs Association. An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the recipients considering community service, academics, and the application essay(s). Notifications are sent to recipients and applicants not selected to receive an award via email mid to late April. The top scholarship winners in each category (if application score is at least 95 percent) qualify to compete for the overall $5,000 Ironstone Concours Foundation Scholarship Interview on a date TBA in Sacramento. The runner-up scholarship winner in any category with more than 20 qualified applicants will also have the opportunity to compete for the overall scholarship if his/her application score is at least 95 percent. Employees and immediate family members of employees and Board of Directors of the California Exposition and State Fair, Friends of the California State Fair, the California State Fair Agricultural Council, Cultural Advisory Committee, and the Ironstone Concours Foundation are not eligible for this program.

Award Amount: Scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 2

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 2

Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the deadline date.
Contact: Natalie Minas
Address: 1600 Exposition Blvd. Sacramento, California 95815

Save time. Let us search for you.

Narrow down over 1,000,000 scholarships with personalized results.

Get matched to scholarships that are perfect for you!

Start Your Search

Save time. Let us search for you.

Narrow down over 1,000,000 scholarships with personalized results.

Get matched to scholarships that are perfect for you!

START YOUR SEARCH