ScholarshipsYour Dream Is
Within Reach

Funding your dream is easier than you think.

We’ve given over $23 million in culinary arts and restaurant management scholarships.
You have the passion. We have the cash.

We award hundreds of scholarships each year.

Awards range from $2,500 to $10,000.
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Scholarship Timeline

  • January 15: Scholarship Application Opens
  • March 31: Application Closes
  • April - May: Scholarship Application Review
  • July: Scholarship Award Notifications
  • July - September: Scholarship Claiming and Payments
  • September 15: Deadline to Claim Scholarship

2019 NRAEF Scholarship Yearbook

Since 1987 the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has provided scholarships and grants to students and educators pursuing restaurant-related studies and training. Meet the 2018 recipients representing the future of the restaurant and foodservice industry.

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Educator Grants for Summer Institutes

We award $1,675 to educators attending the NRAEF Summer Institutes.

Information on Educator Grants
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2019 Scholarship Yearbook

Scholarship Resources

Other Scholarships on the Web

State Restaurant Associations award additional scholarships for your college expenses.

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Scholarship Search Engines and Tools

Learn about other available tools to help you plan for education finances.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply?

Undergraduate Students can check their eligibility here.   Educators can check their eligibility here.

How do I apply?

You can apply online. Undergraduate scholarship applications are accepted between January 15 and March 31 and Educator grant applications are open January 1 through January 31.

How are scholarships paid out?

If you’ve been awarded a scholarship and have completed the steps to claim it, your scholarship funds will be mailed directly to the school you indicate during the claiming process.

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