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    Top 32 Culinary Scholarships in July 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: July 17th, 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

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    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, 2025
    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 Jul 31, 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 Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    ACFEF Scholarships

    Offered by The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
    Deadline Biannual
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

    Are you aspiring to a career in the culinary arts? If so, you might want to check out the ACFEF Scholarships! Each cycle, the American…Show More

    Are you aspiring to a career in the culinary arts? If so, you might want to check out the ACFEF Scholarships! Each cycle, the American…Show More

    Are you aspiring to a career in the culinary arts? If so, you might want to check out the ACFEF Scholarships! Each cycle, the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) offers $2,500 scholarships to multiple students interested in pursuing culinary, pastry, or food service-related careers. The scholarship selection committee looks for well-rounded applicants with a passion for the culinary arts. In addition, they look for students who give back to their communities. Eligible volunteering activities include helping at community charity events, food pantries, and/or culinary clubs. Students must be involved with ACFEF for at least one full year before applying for their Scholarships. If you’re passionate about the culinary arts, we encourage you to apply! The scholarships are offered biannually, with deadlines on April 30 and October 31 of each year. Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
    Deadline Biannual
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    BigFuture $40k Essay-Free Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Apply

    Food Dreams Scholarship

    Offered by Food Dreams

    Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Food Dreams

    If you're interested in a career in the culinary industry, easily financing your culinary studies will be more than just a dream with the Food…Show More

    If you're interested in a career in the culinary industry, easily financing your culinary studies will be more than just a dream with the Food…Show More

    If you're interested in a career in the culinary industry, easily financing your culinary studies will be more than just a dream with the Food Dreams Scholarship! The Food Dreams Scholarship is open to students who have graduated high school (or an international equivalent) and those older. The scholarship is funded by Food Dreams (founded by the renowned chef Jean-Georges), a nonprofit foundation established in 2016. Food Dreams aims to help aspiring chefs throughout the world gain access to culinary education and career opportunities in the restaurant industry that would otherwise be out of reach. In addition to scholarships to prestigious institutes such as the Culinary Institute of America and the Institute of Culinary Education, Food Dreams also provides post-graduate mentorship programs in Jean-Georges’ restaurants around the world.Show Less

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

    Ascent’s $10,000 Summer Scholarship Giveaway

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship or job! Whether you're figuring out what interests you, checking out career resources, or picking up skills for your dream job, we want to know: Do you have what you need to enter the next phase of life, post-graduation? Ascent is committed to your long-term success and is giving away $10,000 to one lucky winner for sharing your feedback and ideas on what you need to build the skills and confidence to thrive in the workplace. To apply, complete these three easy steps below: Step 1: Visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” to complete a quick survey and contact form. Step 2: Follow @ascentfunding on Instagram and like the post. Step 3: Tag 3 friends below that would benefit from this scholarship! Be sure to end your comment with #AscentSponsored. Disclaimer: Deadline to apply for Ascent’s $10,000 scholarship prize (1) is September 2nd at 8:59AM PT. To apply and see official rules, visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” link here: AscentFunding.com/Scholarships.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen
    Apply

    GoFoodservice Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by GoFoodservice

    1 award worth $500
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by GoFoodservice

    Are you a high school senior or currently enrolled college student looking to enter the Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management fields? If so, check out…Show More

    Are you a high school senior or currently enrolled college student looking to enter the Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management fields? If so, check out…Show More

    Are you a high school senior or currently enrolled college student looking to enter the Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management fields? If so, check out the GoFoodservice Scholarship! This scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in college at the start of the next school year, or all students who are currently enrolled in a Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management program. The scholarship is funded by GoFoodservice, an online dealer of quality restaurant equipment & restaurant supplies. Applicants have a chance of winning $500 to go towards their educational expenses. If you’re passionate about food and lessening your college debt burden, we encourage you to apply to the GoFoodservice scholarship!Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    College Beef Advocacy Program

    Offered by American National CattleWomen

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by American National CattleWomen

    Are you a college student passionate about beef advocacy? If so, consider applying for the College Beef Advocacy Program! Each year, the year-long program selects…Show More

    Are you a college student passionate about beef advocacy? If so, consider applying for the College Beef Advocacy Program! Each year, the year-long program selects…Show More

    Are you a college student passionate about beef advocacy? If so, consider applying for the College Beef Advocacy Program! Each year, the year-long program selects multiple winners to join the program and become experienced in beef advocacy by providing top-notch training, access to educational resources, and unique experiences. At the end of their service, members will receive $2,000 each. The scholarship is provided by American National CattleWomen, Inc., an organization dedicated to beef advocacy and assisting the next generation of beef advocates. If you wish to advocate for the beef industry, we encourage you to apply for the College Beef Advocacy Program!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    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, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

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

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

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

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Apply

    American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Vocational Scholarship

    Offered by American Postal Workers Union (APWU)

    Multiple awards worth up to $3,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    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
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarships

    Offered by Illinois Restaurant Association

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Illinois Restaurant Association

    Are you a permanent resident of Illinois who has been accepted to or is planning to apply to an accredited culinary or hospitality school, or…Show More

    Are you a permanent resident of Illinois who has been accepted to or is planning to apply to an accredited culinary or hospitality school, or…Show More

    Are you a permanent resident of Illinois who has been accepted to or is planning to apply to an accredited culinary or hospitality school, or a normal college or university to pursue a culinary, restaurant management, foodservice or another related major? If so, the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarships may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarships are awarded to multiple Illinois residents who are enrolled as full-time or substantial part-time students, taking a minimum of 9 credit hours each term. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 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 $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by American Association of Candy Technologists

    1 award worth $2,500
    Expected deadline May 2025
    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
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
    Get Started

    CRF General Scholarship

    Offered by California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    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
    Expected deadline May 2025
    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 Aug 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 Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Scholarships for Hospitality Students

    Offered by South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline May 2025
    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
    Expected deadline May 2025
    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
    Expected deadline May 2025
    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
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level 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 Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen

    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 Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen
    Apply

    California Restaurant Foundation General Scholarship

    Offered by California Restaurant Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $4,000
    Expected deadline May 2025
    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
    Expected deadline May 2025
    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
    Expected deadline May 2025
    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
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started
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    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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