Online Scholarship Resources

Scholarship Search Databases

FastWEB - Provides access to a database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants and student loans.

Scholarship Experts - Helps students and parents find free scholarships to pay for college.

Chegg - Matches students with scholarships.

A guide to debt free college degrees.

A guide to online college financial aid.

A guide to college perks.

Localized Scholarships

California Student Aid Commission - An archive for grants and financial aid specifically geared toward Californian schools.

CANFIT Scholarships - Provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships for African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic students expressing financial need to study nutrition, physical education or culinary arts in the state of California.

Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI) - Sponsored by the Colorado Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.

Maine Restaurant Association Scholarship - For Maine undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in culinary arts or hospitality.

Maine School Nutrition Association - Provides information on scholarships and grants.

Maryland Restaurant Association - Offers specialized scholarships.

New York State Restaurant Association - Provides scholarships for culinary students within the state of New York.

National Organization Sponsored Scholarships

American Culinary Federation - Offers scholarships for secondary and post-secondary students. Professional grants available.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation - Provider of dietetic scholarships for students at all levels of study.

American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation - Offers a wide array of scholarship opportunities to incoming freshman through graduate students.

American Institute of Wine & Food - Scholarships awarded by individual chapters of AIWF.

C-Cap Scholarship - Scholarships for students majoring in culinary arts, pastry and baking, restaurant management, dietetics, nutrition, food science, and related studies.

Charles and Rochelle Trotter Culinary Endowment - Scholarships based primarily on financial need.

Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship - Provides merit scholarships to students at member institutions who are committed to pursuing careers in accredited programs in the foodservice profession or related areas. (NACUFF)

Escoffier School of Culinary - Offers competitive culinary scholarships, high school scholarships and grants.

The International Association of Culinary Professionals - Provides professional development internships, study grants, and other education and career development opportunities.

National Restaurant Association Education Foundation - Provides scholarships for students and educators.

StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship Program - Provides a scholarship to students on a semester basis.

The James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program - Scholarships and professional grants aligned with the hospitality industry.

The Reluctant Gourmet - Provides culinary, baking and hospitality school grants and scholarships.

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

Corporate Scholarship Programs

Restaurantware Icons Scholarship Program - As a leading supplier of contemporary kitchen supplies, Restaurantware is always driving the industry standard for innovation and quality. We know that the ideas and dreams of tomorrow’s chefs are just as important as today’s icons. We are showing our support for future culinarians through the Restaurantware Icons Scholarship Program.

Culinary Specialty Scholarships

Hospitality and Tourism Scholarships - Scholarships to high school, undergraduate or graduate level students of travel, tourism or hospitality related programs of study at accredited schools within the United States and Canada.

International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) - Scholarships for culinary arts majors.

National Cattlemen’s Foundation - Scholarship will be awarded to 2 graduate students pursing degrees in animal science, environmental science or agriculture.

The Consolidated Foodservice - Scholarship for high school students or currently enrolled college students who desire to enter the Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management fields.

The Club Foundation - Provides club managers professional development scholarships and grants.