The James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program
According to their website, “the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program provides support to aspiring students in multiple areas of food and culinary studies in this ever-expanding universe of knowledge. Professional grants enable those already working in the industry to gain experience and hone their.”
Who is eligible to apply to the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program?
There are multiple scholarships available, some specific to certain areas. Here they are, as listed on the scholarship website:
JBF National Scholars
Applicants must be a U.S. resident of one of the 50 states, Puerto Rico or Virgin Islands. Applicants must also submit an essay. Scholarships of up to $20,000 to food-focused candidates of exceptional talent who demonstrate leadership, community involvement, and academic excellence, and who aspire to leadership roles in the culinary arts, food studies, agriculture, hospitality management, and more.
See more information and criteria for the JBF National Scholars Program.
The Friends of James Beard Scholarships
Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates* who plan to enroll or who are already enrolled at least part-time during the 2019-20 academic year in a course of study leading to a certificate or degree at a licensed or accredited culinary school (unless otherwise specified for a particular award). Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need. Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements.
*Appropriate work experience may substitute for high school graduation for certain scholarships.
Criteria for individual scholarships vary. See the detailed list of scholarships and criteria for The Friends of James Beard Scholarships. By completing the online application, applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they meet the criteria.
The James Beard Foundation School Scholarships
Applicants must meet the admission and eligibility requirements at a participating school to be eligible to receive an award. Awards are granted as waivers and vary according to the terms of each school’s waiver. Unless specified, awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements. Applicants are encouraged to contact schools directly for information regarding their individual curriculum.
See the detailed list of James Beard Foundation School Scholarships.
How much are the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program scholarships worth?
The awards range from $1,000 to $20,000!
When in the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program application due?
The application must be submitted by May 15, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Still have questions?
Call: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program.
Best of luck to all applicants!