NPSI Scholarship Winners Information

Congratulations on being one of this year’s winners of the National ProStart® Invitational! We are thrilled to support your career journey with a scholarship from the NRAEF.

Claim your scholarship today!

NPSI Scholarships ranging from $2,500 – $7,000 are given to each team member who was part of the management or culinary team that placed in the top 5 at the 2022 National ProStart Invitational. NPSI scholarships are portable, which means they can be applied towards a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality-related education at the college or university of your choice for your first year of college.

If your team placed 1st through 5th at NPSI and you are a Senior, click here to claim your scholarship.

For all other undergraduate students who will be deferring their scholarship until entering college, please follow this link, or contact scholars@nraef.org for more information.

Below are the scholarships available to NPSI Winners thanks to the generous support of Coca Cola, The Burger King Foundation, Ecolab, Nestle Professional, and Golden Corral.

  • $7,000 – 1st Place
  • $5,000 – 2nd Place
  • $3,500 – 3rd Place
  • $3,000 – 4th Place
  • $2,500 – 5th Place

School Specific Scholarships

Several colleges provide school-specific scholarships to NPSI winners. Below is a list of schools offering scholarships. Please note that these scholarships are not serviced by the NRAEF, and you are responsible for contacting the school and follow the school-specific claiming process. Click on the school’s name for information on how to claim your scholarship.

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $7,500
  • 3rd Place: $5,000

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $7,000
  • 2nd Place: $5,000
  • 3rd Place: $3,000

The Collins College of Hospitality Management, Cal Poly Pomona University
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $5,000 – $1,250/year
  • 2nd Place: $4,000 – $1,000/year
  • 3rd Place: $3,000 – $750/year
  • 4th Place: $2,000 – $500/year
  • 5th Place: $1,000 – $250/year

For eligibility requirements and details, contact Carolina Sanchez at csanchez@cpp.edu

The Culinary Institute of America
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $4,000
  • 2nd Place: $3,500
  • 3rd Place: $3,000

The Culinary Institute of Virginia

  • 1st Place: $8,000 – $2,000 per academic year
  • 2nd Place: $6,000 – $1,500 per academic year
  • 3rd Place: $4,000 – $1,000 per academic year

Great Lakes Culinary Institute
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $2,000
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500

IUP Academy of Culinary Arts
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $2,000
  • 2nd Place: $2,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,000

Johnson & Wales University
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $2,500 renewable
  • 2nd Place: $2,000 renewable
  • 3rd Place: $1,500 renewable

NOCHI – The New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $4,000

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Various credit points for all Pro-Start students that have completed ServSafe exams or hold certificates
Email scholars@nraef.org for more information.

University of Central Florida Rosen, College of Hospitality Management
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $3,000 renewable
  • 2nd Place: $2,500 renewable
  • 3rd Place: $2,000 renewable

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $8,000
  • 2nd Place: $4,000
  • 3rd Place: $2000

Washington State University School of Hospitality Business Management
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $10,000 ($2,500 per year)
  • 2nd Place: $8,000 ($2,000 per year)
  • 3rd Place: $6,000 ($1,500 per year)
  • 4th Place: $5,000 ($1,250 per year)
  • 5th Place: $4,000 ($1,000 per year)

Walnut Hill College
Scholarship Awards:

  • 1st Place: $8,000 ($2,000 per year)
  • 2nd Place: $6,000 ($1,500 per year)
  • 4th Place: $2,000 ($500 per year)
  • 5th Place: $1,000 ($250 per year)

General Undergraduate Scholarships

Whether or not you are a part of a winning NPSI team, you may still be eligible for one of our merit-based undergraduate scholarships! Click here for more information about our scholarship programs. College-bound students can apply starting in January of every year for the upcoming school year. Contact scholars@nraef.org if you have any questions or want to learn more about the scholarships we offer!

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