The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), offers educational scholarships to high school students, college students, apprentices and professional chefs looking to further their education.

How to Apply

Review scholarship and grant application for eligibility and application procedures. Applications must be submitted with all supporting documentation by the deadline listed on the application. Only complete applications will be considered by the scholarship review committee. Only students enrolling or enrolled in American schools may apply. Applications may be e-mailed to or mailed to:

ACFEF Scholarships
Education Department
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095

Scholarship Applications

Scholarship Applications for Specific Schools

Professional Development Grants

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to exemplary working culinary professionals who wish to update their skills through continuing education. Grants will be awarded based on availability of funds throughout the year. (Deadline: March 31)

National Organization Sponsored Scholarships

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs - Global scholarships for culinary and hospitality professionals.

Scholarship Recipients

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For more information, please call (800) 624-9458, ext. 254, or e-mail