Professional Development Grants for Educators

Summer Institutes

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) provides Professional Development Grants for Educators attending our annual Summer institutes. Roughly one in four educators that attend the Summer Institutes are able to through these professional development grants of $1,750.

Interested applicants must be current educators who will be attending an NRAEF Summer Institute

                                January 28: Grant Application for Summer Institute Opens
                                February 28:  Application Closes
                                February – March:  Grant Application Review
                                April:  Award Notifications
                                April – May:  Grant Claiming and Payments

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  How do I apply for a professional development grant?
A:  Our application is completely online and available at between January and February of each year.

Q: What do I need to apply?
A:  Application is completed completely online, you’ll need a valid e-mail address and computer to complete the application.  

Q:  When is the deadline to apply?
A:  The deadline to apply for a professional development grant is in February 

Q:  How will I know if I was awarded?
A:  All awardees will be notified via e-mail to the e-mail address they provided in the application registration.

Q:  Is the professional development grant taxable income?
A:  The IRS has very specific guidelines on what type of aid is non-taxable. Since we’re not tax professionals and everyone’s situation is different, we recommend checking with your tax preparer or a tax professional you trust for more guidance on whether or not to claim the scholarship as taxable income. All grant recipients must complete a W9 in order to receive the professional development grant.
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