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Student Scholarships


We offer a variety of merit-based scholarships to students who want an education and a career in the foodservice industry.

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Scholarships for Educators

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is the leading scholarship provider for the restaurant and foodservice industry. In 2012, the NRAEF will award $1.1 million in scholarships to students and educators. Our goal is to award scholarships to motivated individuals who are committed to furthering their restaurant, foodservice or hospitality education.

Professional Development Scholarships for Educators

This scholarship is for educators who are attending an NRAEF Summer Institute.

Application deadline: DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply by March 12, 2014

Award amount: $1,750

Promote Student Scholarships

A recent NRAEF study revealed that 81 percent of NRAEF Scholarship recipients are still studying or working in the industry. You can help keep our scholarship program going strong by spreading the word about the NRAEF Scholarship Program.   Encourage your students to apply for student scholarships.

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  • Post information on your website, such as:  The NRAEF Scholarship Program's Goal is to award scholarships to students and educators pursuing an education or professional development in restaurant and foodservice-related studies. To see if you are eligible for an NRAEF scholarship, visit student scholarships or call 800.765.2122 ext. 6744. Apply Today!