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Educator Grants

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is the leading scholarship provider for the restaurant and foodservice industry. The NRAEF and its academic partners award more than $750,000 in scholarships and grants each year to help individuals pursue post-secondary education in support of the restaurant and foodservice sector. Our goal is to award scholarships and grants to motivated individuals who are committed to furthering their restaurant, foodservice or hospitality education.

Professional Development Grants for Educators

This grant is for educators who are attending an NRAEF Summer Institute.

Award amount: $1,700
Apply here

Promote Student Scholarships

You can help keep our scholarship program going strong by spreading the word about the NRAEF Scholarship Program. Encourage your students to apply for student scholarships.

  • Post information on your website, such as:  The NRAEF Scholarship Program's goal is to award scholarships to students and educators pursuing an education or professional development in restaurant and foodservice-related studies. To see if you are eligible for an NRAEF scholarship, visit student scholarships or email

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