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Top 32 Culinary Scholarships in April 2024

Written by Maria Geiger

Maria Geiger is Director of Content at Scholarships360. She is a former online educational technology instructor and adjunct writing instructor. In addition to education reform, Maria’s interests include viewpoint diversity, blended/flipped learning, digital communication, and integrating media/web tools into the curriculum to better facilitate student engagement. Maria earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from Monmouth University, an M. Ed. in Education from Monmouth University, and a Virtual Online Teaching Certificate (VOLT) from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Updated: April 2nd, 2024

Aspiring chefs, we cooked up a special batch of scholarships just for you! If you are seeking a culinary, restaurant management, or hospitality degree, the following culinary scholarships are an excellent opportunity to help fund your education.

Julia Child once said, “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” These culinary scholarships will help you pursue those interests, whether they are in the kitchen, restaurant, or hotel.

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

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Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Michael Birchenall Scholarship Fund

Offered by Maryland Restaurant Association Education Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Maryland Restaurant Association Education Foundation

The Michael Birchenall Scholarship Fund annually awards $1,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in their final year of…Show More

The Michael Birchenall Scholarship Fund annually awards $1,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in their final year of…Show More

The Michael Birchenall Scholarship Fund annually awards $1,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in their final year of high school or enrolled in college and pursuing culinary, food service, or hospitality-related coursework. The scholarship is presented by the Restaurant Association of Maryland in memory of Michael Birchenall, the editor of Foodservice Monthly, a Mid-Atlantic magazine for the hospitality and foodservice industry. Among his many attributes, Michael Birchenall is fondly remembered as a man who offered tremendous support, help, and encouragement to young people looking to make careers in the food service industry. If you will soon be or are currently pursuing culinary, food service, or hospitality-related coursework, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more. Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund

Offered by Maryland Restaurant Association Education Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $2,500
Deadline Apr 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Maryland Restaurant Association Education Foundation

The Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards between $1,000 and $2,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in…Show More

The Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards between $1,000 and $2,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in…Show More

The Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards between $1,000 and $2,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in their final year of high school or enrolled in college and pursuing hospitality-related coursework. The scholarship is presented by the Restaurant Association of Maryland to honor the life of Eddie Hermond. Eddie was a longtime manager of Victoria Gastro Pub, Manor Hill Tavern, and an active member of the Maryland National Guard who lost his life in the 2018 flood in Ellicott City while trying to save the life of another. If you are a Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, or Delaware resident who will soon be or is currently pursuing hospitality-related coursework, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $2,500
Deadline Apr 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

James Beard Foundation Scholarships

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by James Beard Foundation

Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
Deadline Apr 19, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by James Beard Foundation

Are you an aspiring Chef, Baker, Sommelier, Restauranter, Hospitality Manager, or Food Journalist looking to further your education? If so, you might be interested in…Show More

Are you an aspiring Chef, Baker, Sommelier, Restauranter, Hospitality Manager, or Food Journalist looking to further your education? If so, you might be interested in…Show More

Are you an aspiring Chef, Baker, Sommelier, Restauranter, Hospitality Manager, or Food Journalist looking to further your education? If so, you might be interested in applying for the James Beard Foundation Scholarships! The scholarships are open to individuals seeking to enroll in an accredited culinary school or program for the upcoming Fall semester. The scholarships are offered by the James Beard Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to celebrate and support the people behind America’s food culture. Established in 1991, the program has not only grown in visibility and financial scope, but in the array of subjects its recipients have embraced. The Foundation's scholarships award between $5,000 and $20,000 each. Altogether, these make up more than $500,000 being offered by the James Beard Foundation Scholarships this year. If you are passionate about receiving a culinary education, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
Deadline Apr 19, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started

South Dakota Retailers Association Scholarship Program

Offered by South Dakota Retailers Association

6 awards worth $2,100 - $3,500
Deadline Apr 23, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by South Dakota Retailers Association

Looking to pursue a career in retail or hospitality? The South Dakota Retailers Association Scholarship Program is here to help! The program offers financial assistance…Show More

Looking to pursue a career in retail or hospitality? The South Dakota Retailers Association Scholarship Program is here to help! The program offers financial assistance…Show More

Looking to pursue a career in retail or hospitality? The South Dakota Retailers Association Scholarship Program is here to help! The program offers financial assistance to students studying in fields related to retail, including business administration, the culinary arts, Auto Mechanics, Landscape Design, Pharmacy, Photography, and more. As long as you're enrolled in a qualifying program at an accredited school and have graduated from a South Dakota high school, you're eligible to apply. Plus, if you've completed at least 24 credits from a college or university or 12 credits from a tech school or professional training institute, you're good to go. Don't have that much education under your belt? No worries - full-time work experience in lieu of the education requirement is also acceptable. Apply and take the first step towards your dream career!Show Less

6 awards worth $2,100 - $3,500
Deadline Apr 23, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

ALU LIKE, Inc. Hana Lima Scholarship

Offered by ALU Like, Inc.

Multiple awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level College Underclassmen

Offered by ALU Like, Inc.

Are you a Hawaii resident of Native Hawiian descent enrolled full-time (12 credits min.) in a 2-year vocational degree or vocational certification program in Hawaii?…Show More

Are you a Hawaii resident of Native Hawiian descent enrolled full-time (12 credits min.) in a 2-year vocational degree or vocational certification program in Hawaii?…Show More

Are you a Hawaii resident of Native Hawiian descent enrolled full-time (12 credits min.) in a 2-year vocational degree or vocational certification program in Hawaii? If so, you may be eligible for the ALU LIKE, Inc. Hana Lima Scholarship! Each year, their scholarship awards $1,500 each to multiple such students who are enrolled in a 2-year vocational program at an eligible institution of higher education in Hawaii (a full list of eligible institutions can be found on the ALU Like, Inc. website). Applicants must also hold a minimum 2.0 GPA to be considered. If you're a Native Hawaiian student and resident of Hawaii who will be attending a 2-year vocational program in your home state, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,500
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level College Underclassmen
Get Started

CRF General Scholarship

Offered by California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

The CRF General Scholarship is a prestigious award that recognizes the hard work and dedication of current and incoming post-secondary students from California who aspire…Show More

The CRF General Scholarship is a prestigious award that recognizes the hard work and dedication of current and incoming post-secondary students from California who aspire…Show More

The CRF General Scholarship is a prestigious award that recognizes the hard work and dedication of current and incoming post-secondary students from California who aspire to pursue higher education in the restaurant, food service, and hospitality industries. Each year, the scholarship awards up to $2,000 and $4,000, respectively, to California residents pursuing two- and four-year degrees in hospitality or food service-related fields. Instructors who want to continue their education are also eligible to apply. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to achieve your dreams and make a difference in the food industry! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Scholarships for Hospitality Students

Offered by South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Educational Foundation (SCRLEF) is offering scholarships on behalf of various organizations that support hospitality education. These scholarships are designed…Show More

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Educational Foundation (SCRLEF) is offering scholarships on behalf of various organizations that support hospitality education. These scholarships are designed…Show More

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Educational Foundation (SCRLEF) is offering scholarships on behalf of various organizations that support hospitality education. These scholarships are designed to help students who are passionate about the hospitality (restaurant, foodservice, lodging, tourism) industry and are committed to pursuing a career in it. The scholarship amounts vary each year depending on donations and local participation. To be eligible, applicants must be currently employed in the hospitality industry or enrolled in culinary arts, baking and pastry, hospitality & tourism, or related field of study at an accredited institution. Don't miss out on this opportunity to pursue your dreams and receive financial assistance toward your undergraduate or master's degree at an accredited post-secondary institution!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Colorado Chapter Scholarship

Offered by Les Dames d'Escoffier International, Colorado Chapter

Multiple awards worth $1,500 - $2,500
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Les Dames d'Escoffier International, Colorado Chapter

The Les Dames d'Escoffier International, Colorado Chapter Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for female students in food-related fields (such as culinary, food science, dietetics, nutrition,…Show More

The Les Dames d'Escoffier International, Colorado Chapter Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for female students in food-related fields (such as culinary, food science, dietetics, nutrition,…Show More

The Les Dames d'Escoffier International, Colorado Chapter Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for female students in food-related fields (such as culinary, food science, dietetics, nutrition, beverage and fermentation, hospitality and restaurant management, animal science, agriculture, or family and consumer sciences) attending schools in Colorado. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic performance, and personal/professional accomplishments. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, don't miss out on this chance to further your education and career in the food industry! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,500 - $2,500
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

California Restaurant Foundation General Scholarship

Offered by California Restaurant Foundation

Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $4,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by California Restaurant Foundation

The California Restaurant Foundation General Scholarship awards dozens of scholarships to deserving high school seniors and undergraduate students who dream of pursuing higher education to…Show More

The California Restaurant Foundation General Scholarship awards dozens of scholarships to deserving high school seniors and undergraduate students who dream of pursuing higher education to…Show More

The California Restaurant Foundation General Scholarship awards dozens of scholarships to deserving high school seniors and undergraduate students who dream of pursuing higher education to study the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industries. Applicants must be California residents, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be enrolled in or will be enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours at an accredited foodservice related postsecondary for two consecutive semesters or terms starting in the fall. In addition, applicants should have restaurant or hospitality industry experience. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $4,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant

Offered by The Kansas Board of Regents

Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by The Kansas Board of Regents

Are you a Kansas high school (or home school) graduate (or GED holder) who is enrolled in or has been accepted for admission to a…Show More

Are you a Kansas high school (or home school) graduate (or GED holder) who is enrolled in or has been accepted for admission to a…Show More

Are you a Kansas high school (or home school) graduate (or GED holder) who is enrolled in or has been accepted for admission to a career technical education program? If so, you may be eligible for the Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant! Each year, the grant awards up to $1,000 per year to multiple Kansas residents enrolled in technical certificate or associate of applied science degree programs in a high cost, high demand and critical industry field. To be considered, applicants must submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the State of Kansas Student Aid Application, and have an official at their higher educational institution complete the Career Technical Workforce Grant Verification Form. If you're a Kansas resident in an eligible technical certificate or associate of applied science program, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$2,000 No Essay CollegeVine Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

Offered by American Association of Candy Technologists

1 award worth $2,500
Deadline May 15, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by American Association of Candy Technologists

The John Kitt Memorial Scholarship is funded by the American Association of Candy Technologists, an organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the confectionery…Show More

The John Kitt Memorial Scholarship is funded by the American Association of Candy Technologists, an organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the confectionery…Show More

The John Kitt Memorial Scholarship is funded by the American Association of Candy Technologists, an organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the confectionery industry. Each year, their John Kitt Memorial Scholarship awards $2,500 to one (1) college sophomore, junior, or senior attending a four-year U.S. university with a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

1 award worth $2,500
Deadline May 15, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Get Started

American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Vocational Scholarship

Offered by American Postal Workers Union (APWU)

Multiple awards worth up to $3,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by American Postal Workers Union (APWU)

Are you a high school senior whose guardian or grandparent is a current or a former member of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU)? Better…Show More

Are you a high school senior whose guardian or grandparent is a current or a former member of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU)? Better…Show More

Are you a high school senior whose guardian or grandparent is a current or a former member of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU)? Better yet, are you looking to attend an undergraduate institution and need some help paying off those expenses? If so, you might want to consider applying for the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Vocational Scholarship! Each year, recipients are awarded up to $3,000 for specialized training in a variety of fields including culinary arts, medical or dental assistance, electronics, real estate, automotive, IT/computer education, cosmetology, massage therapy, and more. Eligible programs can be of a nine-month to three-year duration. If you fit the criteria, can write a great essay, and believe in the importance of unions, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $3,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started
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How to win culinary scholarships

Now that you’ve got a list of great culinary scholarships, it’s time to start applying! Writing effective essays is one of the best ways to stand out from the pack in your applications. We can help you through this process with our guides on how to start a scholarship essay, how to write a winning scholarship essay, and how to respond to “Why do you deserve this scholarship?” prompts. Here are a few more guides worth checking out:

Resources for culinary students

American Culinary Federation

The ACF is a nationwide network of culinary workers offering special benefits and discounts to student members. In addition to access to their summits and conferences, you’ll get access to discounts for a variety of products and services that prove useful to those in the culinary profession. You can even join the Young Chefs Club to meet other aspiring chefs around the country!

USDA Food Service Organizations Hub

This list of resources from the US Department of Agriculture includes organizations geared towards individuals in any subsection of the culinary sector. Check it out today to see which of the posted opportunities suits you!

Frequently asked questions about culinary scholarships

Is culinary school cheaper than college?

Culinary school is typically cheaper than college, but costs can vary widely for both college and culinary school. For example, as of 2022, New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute charges about $16,400. This is significantly less than most undergraduate college programs. However, you can find culinary schools that are both cheaper and more expensive than this price. Furthermore, it should be noted that their quoted price does not include housing.

Can you get a scholarship for cooking if you don’t go to culinary school?

Yes! For example, some students taking food-related courses qualify for culinary scholarships. So, this could include classes such as Sociology of Food. It could also include students who take cooking courses but do not plan on going to culinary school. Check out some of the other options on our list for more cooking scholarships.

Can I use the Pell Grant for culinary school?

Yes, you can! Accredited culinary schools count as qualifying undergraduate institutions, so as long as you have not already used up your Pell Grant funds on a Bachelor’s, you can use Pell Grant money for culinary school. Just remember, you will need to qualify for the Pell Grant through economic need, by filling out the FAFSA.

Is culinary school considered college?

Some culinary schools offer bachelor’s degrees, while others offer certificates, and so might be considered more of a trade school. The answer to this question varies based on which school you attend and how long you spend in school. To read more about the differences between these different types of degrees, check out our article on different types of undergraduate degrees.

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