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 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

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 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 if you have any questions or want to learn more about the scholarships we offer!

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