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Culinary Scholarships & Grants

Culinary schools can be very expensive. Thankfully, there are many organizations that provide scholarships specifically for culinary students. Check the listings here and don't forget to talk with the financial offices of the school you plan to attend.

Scholarship Information from Starchefs
Detailed information on numerous culinary scholarships including the Starchefs/New England Culinary Institute (NECI) Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship Listings from Chef2Chef
Information on the Chef2Chef Scholarship Fund as well as a list of organizations that have awarded scholarships.

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR)
WCR Scholarship & Internship Program. Distributes $100,000 every year for professional development of its members.

The Culinary Trust - IACP
The Culinary Trust is the philanthropic partner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Awards scholarships to culinary students and career professionals.

James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation offers scholarships for those just beginning their culinary careers as well as the Jean-Louis Palladin Professional Work/Study Grant for working chefs.

The Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation
Awards scholarships to students interested in culinary fields. Also works with Chicago youth to promote education, as well an interest in food and cooking.

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