Serving Up Scholarships
Earn Dough for College
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation wants to put you on the path to achieving your dreams. We offer a variety of merit-based scholarships to students who want an education and a career in the foodservice industry, starting at $2,500 scholarships.
Please see the chart below and apply for the scholarship that fits your academic experience and interests!
First time Freshman*:
*Graduating high school senior or GED graduate with no previous college experience
The NRAEF partners with leading organizations and individuals in the industry to offer scholarships out of our first-time freshman and undergraduate application pools. Please note: You only need to fill out one application to be considered for any of these scholarships.
Check out a full list of our scholarship partners
ProStart and ManageFirst Students
If you are a ProStart alumni or ManageFirst student, you do not have to fill out a separate application. Please include a copy of your certificate(s) in your application, if you have it available. The scholarship selection judges will consider your achievement in earning this certificate as part of the overall evaluation of your scholarship application packet.
State Restaurant Association Matching Scholarships
Scholarships may also be available through your state restaurant association through the State Restaurant Association Matching Scholarship Program.