Named Scholarships

 
 

With over 30 named scholarship funds, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) may have a scholarship that is just right for you. 

The application process is simple. Applicants complete one application, and after submission, our system will match applicants to funds they are eligible for scholarship consideration. All applicants must meet our minimum eligibility criteria and some named scholarships may have additional criteria and requirements for eligibility.

Have questions?  Click here for our FAQs or send us an email at scholars@nraef.org

In addition to providing scholarships for students pursuing traditional culinary and hospitality degrees, we also offer  scholarship opportunities for specific student communities, universities, demographics and interests.
 

Business & Entrepreneurship

Robert E. Rich Aspiring Entrepreneurs Scholarship

Culinary Institute of America Students

UniPro Scholarship Fund

Robert E. Rich Aspiring Entrepreneurs Scholarship

Stephen P. Donatone Scholarship

Community College Students

Rachael Ray’s Yum-O! Organization Scholarship

A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

CFESA Service Excellence Scholarship

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) Scholarship

Residency Requirements (County or State)

Chicago Foodservice Marketing Club Educational Scholarship Fund (Residents of Illinois)

DiRoNa Undergraduate Scholarship (Canada) 

Ted J. Balesteri & Bert P. Cutino Scholarship (Residents of Monterey County, CA)

Carol Chorbajian Scholarship Fund (Residents of Monterey County, CA)

David Armanasco Scholarship

Monterey County Hospitality Association Scholarship

Johnson & Wales University Students

Stratas Foods Scholarship

ManageFirst Students

Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) Scholarship

Women's Foodservice Forum Next Generation Scholarship

Marketing and Foodservice Majors

Kelly Hattan Memorial Scholarship

Kenny Dennis Memorial Scholarship/MEG Group

Marketing Executive Study Group Scholarship

ProStart Students

Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund

Joe Fassler Memorial Scholarship

Mary Adolf Scholarship

Stratas Foods Scholarship

Wally & Joni Doolin Scholarship

Restaurant, Foodservice, or Hospitality Related Majors

A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund

Allied Buying Corporation /Norbert F. Sherman Memorial Scholarship

Burger King Foundation Scholarship

Cal Stamenov Scholarship 

Carol Chorbajian Scholarship Fund

Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) Scholarship 

David Armanasco Scholarship 

Diane Mandeville Scholarship

DiRoNa Undergraduate Scholarship

Faces of Diversity Scholarship

Glenn Petrini Smile Award

H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Scholarship

International Foodservice Manufacturers Association

J.M. Smucker Scholarship

Ken Conrad Memorial Scholarship

Mike Zimmerman Scholarship

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation – Past Chairman Fund

PepsiCo Stronger Together Fund Scholarship

Pete and Arline Harman Trust Scholarship 

Rachael Ray’s Yum-O! Organization Scholarship

Rob Weakley Scholarship

Scott Vandenberg Scholarship

SPB Hospitality Scholarship

Sysco Scholars

Thad & Alice Eure Memorial Scholarship

Warren W. Rosenthal Undergraduate Scholarship

Specific Universities

A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund

Fred Dame Scholarship 

Glenn and Sue Hammer Scholarship

Students with Disabilities

Sweeney Family Scholarship 

Supply Chain Management 

David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management 

Military Servicemembers, Veterans, and their Families

Hormel Heroes Scholarships

Sysco Scholars

Underrepresented Communities and Students

Dawn Sweeney Scholarship

Julie Flik Memorial Scholarship

PepsiCo Stronger Together Fund Scholarship

Women’s Foodservice Forum Next Generation Scholarship

Viticulture and Enology

Monterey County Hospitality Association Scholarship

Dr. Richard Peterson Scholarship Fund 

Griffith Labs Undergraduate Scholarship

Andre Tchelistcheff Scholarship Fund

Thank you to all our scholarship donors who make it possible for us to lift financial barriers for deserving students. Your impactful legacy lives on in through those shaping the future of foodservice and hospitality. Click here to see a full list of our thoughtful donors.

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