If you are considering cooking scholarships and are looking at culinary schools, then you will definitely want to do your research (perhaps why you are reading this). A culinary scholarship is similar to any other scholarship, in that you receive a form of grant or payment that aids your study, meaning that you can study at somewhere that otherwise you would have not been able to afford to. Of course these scholarships are regulated and only the best candidates are offered them. However, within the culinary scholarship bracket there are many options, such as either private or public education, full or part-time courses or international or domestic study. You can also choose what area to specialise in, or decide to have a more broad education.
The 10 of the best scholarships.
• The Institute of Food Technologies – undergraduate and postgraduate funding is provided through their Feeding Tomorrow program. Since being introduced in 1985, over 4,000 cooking scholarships have been awarded to food science students.
• CANFIT – available for undergraduate and graduates who need financial support to study culinary skills and cooking in the state of California. Certain standards must be met and can be found on their website http://www.fastscholarships.net/.
• International Culinary Institute – offering several different kinds of scholarships that are regulated.
• Institutions for Culinary Education – 5 different organizations offer 10 scholarships between them for those who are looking to study but require a cooking scholarship. In 2015, they launched a challenge where candidates submitted a 1-minute video in the hope of winning 1 of 8 scholarships to a program, with the total value being $140,000.
• Women Chefs and Restaurateurs – This organization offer a $5,000 scholarship to be put towards to tuition of 610 hour diploma in Pastry and Baking. The organization has over 2,000 members, giving those who become a part of it a chance to network and access support services.checkout their latest post to get updates.
• Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation – Established in 1999 by Chef Charles Trotter, this cooking scholarship involves processes with both local and national organizations. The scholarships are primarily needs based, but also take into account ability and outstanding candidates. In 2014, 10 students received $2,500.
• American Institute for Wine and Food – Scholarships are not available from the organization itself, but from local Chapters who are willing to award said scholarship.
• American Academy of Chefs – They offer scholarships to high school students to college students who are looking to further their knowledge and increase their ability within a kitchen.
• California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarships.
• Cabot Creamery Culinary Scholarship – For those located within Vermont, who are undergraduate or graduate students and in financial need.
As you can probably guess, this list is far from inclusive and misses out a lot of great culinary schools and organizations that offer scholarships. However, the key to remember is to do your homework to make sure that the scholarships you apply for are the best suited to you and your preferences. So, there you have it, 10 of the best cooking scholarships in the US.