NRAEF Undergraduate Scholarships Claiming and Disbursement Information

Students selected for National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) scholarships must complete the NRAEF Scholarship Claiming Process online by August 15 via their online NRAEF Scholarship Dashboard at

NRAEF Scholarship Claiming process includes:

  • Providing a clear headshot for publication and communications purposes
  • Writing a Thank You letter to scholarship sponsors following the NRAEF template
  • Completing the NRAEF Scholarship Payment Form and all required information

Once all required documents are correctly completed and submitted, NRAEF will process submitted documents and process payment to the school listed on the NRAEF Scholarship Payment Form.  Scholarship payments are mailed out in one lump award sum for the entire academic year.

Scholarship fund disbursements are processed monthly and will follow the schedule below:

NRAEF Scholarship Payment Schedule

Complete claiming by: Scholarship processed by:
June 15 July 15
July 15 August 15
August 15 September 15



  • Submissions that do not meet the guidelines/follow the instructions will not be accepted and will delay scholarship payment processing
  • Make sure to give yourself enough time to complete all steps and allow for time to process scholarship funds to your school based on the payment schedule above
  • For questions regarding claiming scholarship funds please contact; make sure to include your name and school name to help expedite response

Financial Aid Officer Information

Scholarship checks are distributed directly from our Finance Department to the post-secondary institution after satisfactory completion of all post-award steps. To ensure that the appropriate person/department receives all important information related to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship Program please provide the appropriate contact information to Matthew Rosales, Scholarship Program Manager for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation via e-mail at

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