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Serving Up Scholarships

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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation wants to put you on the path to achieving your dreams.  We use a "common application" so you just apply once and our panel of judges will match you to the scholarship most appropriate for your needs.  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.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Please see the chart below and apply for the scholarship that fits your academic experience and interests!  

First time Freshman*:

Major/Interest Applicable Scholarship
Foodservice related major First-time Freshman Scholarship
Foodservice related major and
entrepreneurial spirit
Al Schuman Ecolab
Entrepreneurial Scholarship


Current Undergraduate:

Major/Interest Applicable Scholarship
Foodservice related major Undergraduate Scholarship
Foodservice related major and
entrepreneurial spirit
Al Schuman Ecolab
Entrepreneurial Scholarship
Foodservice related major and
interested in italian viticulture
GRI/Giacomo Bologna
Scholarship


*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.