Named Scholarships


In addition to our general scholarships of $2,500, multiple private individuals and donors have invested in the future of the restaurant industry by providing resources for scholarships to students like you.  Criteria for each named scholarship is unique and awards can range from $2,500 to $10,000.  Take a look at the variety of named scholarships available and the diverse range of career paths you can take in the restaurant industry – the possibilities are endless!

Click the categories below that interest or apply to you for a dropdown of named scholarships you may be considered for:


Business & Entrepreneurship

The 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

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 McLamore 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 

Veterans and their Families

Hormel Heroes Scholarships

Sysco Scholars

Viticulture and Enology

Monterey County Hospitality Association Scholarship

Dr. Richard Peterson Scholarship Fund 

Griffith Labs Undergraduate Scholarship

Andre Tchelistcheff Scholarship Fund

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