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James Beard Foundation Offering More than $500k in Financial Aid

March 13, 2024

Background: ✅ The James Beard Foundation is offering over $500k in scholarships for students interested in culinary arts or hospitality management. To apply, students should submit their applications before the April 5th deadline. Since 1991, the program has supported aspiring chefs and hospitality professionals seeking education at accredited culinary or hospitality institutions. They have a comprehensive list of scholarships and grants. We highlighted a few below with a link to access their full list.

Scholarships to Consider:

JBF National Scholars Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: 

💸 (12) $20,000

Required Materials: 

✉️ Two letters of reference (professor, adviser, or supervisor)
📝 Up to 300-word essay explaining your academic and career goals


📅 4/5/24

HexClad Culinary Scholarship

👩🏽‍🦱👨🏾‍🦱 Identify as BIPOC and/or a woman
🎓 Enrolled in or accepted to an accredited culinary program
🇺🇸 Reside in the United States

Scholarship Amount: 

💸 (2) $12,500

Peter Kump Memorial Scholarship

🎓 High school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
🔍 Planning to enroll at licensed/accredited culinary school
👩‍🍳 Minimum 1 year of culinary field experience
💰 Demonstrated financial need

Scholarship Amount: 

💸 (2) $13,000

Robert Mondavi Winery Memorial Scholarship

🇺🇸 United States resident
🔞 Over 21 years of age
🎓 High school diploma or GED
🍷 Planning to enroll/currently enrolled in beverage/wine studies, hospitality management, or master sommelier program at accredited institution

Scholarship Amount: 

💸 (1) $10,000


2024/2025 James Beard Scholarship List


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