Scholarships & Grants

You have the passion - We have the cash

Each year, the NRAEF awards more than $1 million in scholarships to individuals pursuing a post-secondary degree in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.

The Foundation also provides grants for educators and for individuals seeking industry certifications to advance their careers.

Since the program’s inception in 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $26 million in scholarships to support the next generation of industry leaders.

We award hundreds of scholarships and grants each year.

Scholarship Resources

Other Scholarships on the Web

State Restaurant Associations award additional scholarships for your college expenses.

Scholarship Search Engines and Tools

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

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