Each year, the NRAEF awards more than $1.2 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.
Undergraduate Scholarship Timeline
- January 15: Scholarship Application Opens
- March 15: Application Closes
- April – May: Scholarship Application Review
- June: Scholarship Award Notifications
- July – August: Scholarship Claiming and Payments
- August 15: Deadline to Claim Scholarship
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State Restaurant Associations award additional scholarships for your college expenses.
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