Scholarships : 2022 Scholars

For 2022, the NRAEF awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to individuals pursuing a post-secondary degree in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry. Profile of this year’s scholars can be seen below.

2022 awardees snapshot:

  • 281 Scholars
  • From 44 U.S. states
  • 124 colleges and universities
  • 57% from Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) backgrounds
  • Age range from 17 to 64 years
  • Two-thirds female

Use the menu below to navigate directly to a specific named scholarship fund, or scroll down to browse all funds.

Menu of Scholarship Funds

A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund
Allied Buying Corporation/Norbert F. Sherman Memorial Scholarship
Cal Stamenov Scholarship
Carol Chorbajian Scholarship Fund
Chicago Foodservice Marketing Club Educational Scholarship Fund
Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund
Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) Scholarship
Darden Endowment (Parkland)
David Armanasco Scholarship
Diane Mandeville Scholarship
DiRoNA Undergraduate Scholarship
Fred Dame Scholarship
Glenn and Sue Hammer Scholarship
Glenn Petrini Smile Award
Griffith Labs Undergraduate Scholarship
H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Scholarship
Hormel Heroes Scholarship
J.M. Smucker Scholarship
Joe Fassler Memorial Scholarship
Julie Flik Memorial Scholarship
Kenny Dennis Memorial Scholarship/NRA Marketing Executive Study Group
Mary Adolf Scholarship
Mike Zimmerman Scholarship
Monterey County Hospitality Association Scholarship
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship- Challenge Fund
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Chairman Scholarship
National Restaurant Association Past Chairman Fund
National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Executive Study Group Endowed Scholarship for Supply Chain Management
North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) Scholarship
PepsiCo Stronger Together Fund Scholarship
Pete and Arline Harman Trust Scholarship
Rachael Ray Foundation Scholarship
Rachael Ray's Yum-o! Organization Scholarship
Rob Weakley Scholarship
Robert E. Rich Aspiring Entrepreneurs Scholarship
Scott Vandenberg Scholarship
SPB Hospitality Scholarship
Stephen P. Donatone Scholarship
Stratas Foods Scholarship
Sweeney Family Scholarship
Ted J. Balestreri & Bert P. Cutino Scholarship
Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic Scholarship
Thad & Alice Eure Memorial Scholarship
UniPro Scholarship Fund
Wally & Joni Doolin Scholarship
Warren W. Rosenthal Undergraduate Scholarship
Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) Next Generation Scholarship
2022 Journeys That Inspire

2022 NRAEF Scholars

A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kirsten M.

Kirsten M.

Sullivan University, Culinary Arts

This scholarship will aid my journey to attend Sullivan University in Louisville Kentucky this upcoming fall semester. While I attend the school, my major will be in Culinary Arts with a minor in Hotel and Restaurant Management. With this scholarship, I can pursue my passion for Culinary Arts and gain the knowledge I need to become a productive member of society.
Kristen M.

Sullivan University, Culinary Arts

Allied Buying Corporation/Norbert F. Sherman Memorial Scholarship

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Sara H.

Sara H.

Johnson and Wales University, Food and Beverage Management

Kathryn M.

Kathryn M.

University of Central Florida, Restaurant and Foodservice Management

Haylie P.

Haylie P.

Bradley University, Hospitality Administration/Management

Grace S.

Grace S.

Drexel University, Hospitality Management

As a result of your generosity, this scholarship will be used to pay for my tuition, which will allow me to work fewer hours and focus more on my education. Within the next ten years, I plan on opening an establishment of my own, where I can utilize the experience that I have gained from working in local restaurants and my education from Illinois Central College and Bradley University. Receiving this scholarship makes me more excited and passionate about my future and the potential it holds.
Haylie P.

Bradley University, Hospitality Administration/Management

Cal Stamenov Scholarship

Casie A.

Casie A.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Boulder, Baking & Pastry Arts

Jayden J.

Jayden J.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Food Business Management

Lauren L.

Lauren L.

DePaul University, Hospitality Leadership (BSB)

Daniel M.

Daniel M.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Juliana R.

Juliana R.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Parker W.

Parker W.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Boulder, Culinary Arts

This award will go to my senior year at DePaul University as I finish my degree in Hospitality Management. This scholarship means so much to me because I have more confidence in myself by showing myself that all my hard work is paying off. Scholarships like these keep me focused on my goals because I know that people believe in me and my dream in this industry. 

Lauren L.

DePaul University, Hospitality Leadership (BSB)

Carol Chorbajian Scholarship Fund

Courtney B.

Courtney B.

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Eve C.

Eve C.

Grand Canyon University, Hospitality Management

Oscar H.

Oscar H.

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Hospitality Management

Julia K.

Julia K.

San Diego State University, Communication

Mark S.

Mark S.

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Hotel and Lodging Management

Milan S.

Milan S.

Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Culinary Arts

I am very passionate about the foodservice and hospitality industry, and I feel strongly that people should have unobstructed access to fulfill their dreams and passions. Scholarships like this give me exactly that opportunity. Firstly, this scholarship makes the financial aspect of college more manageable, and secondly, this validates that my aspirations are rational and worth pursuing.
Eve C.

Grand Canyon University, Hospitality Management

Chicago Foodservice Marketing Club Educational Scholarship Fund

Kaitlyn D.

Kaitlyn D.

Purdue University - Main Campus, Hospitality & Tourism Management

Receiving this scholarship means the absolute world to me. Attending Purdue University is extremely important to me because I know that my skills can be refined and perfected in order for me to be the best possible hospitality professional possible. Not only did you make an amazing donation, you made a direct investment in my future, and I cannot say thank you enough.
Kaitlyn D.

Purdue University-Main Campus, Hospitality & Tourism Management

Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund

Rebecca B.

Rebecca B.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Devin C.

Devin C.

Schenectady County Community College, Culinary Arts

Melissa C.

Melissa C.

Baton Rouge Community College, Culinary Arts

Matthew C.

Matthew C.

Brookdale Community College, Culinary Arts

Olivia D.

Olivia D.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Morgan F.

Morgan F.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Emily G.

Emily G.

Fairleigh Dickinson University - College at Florham, Hospitality & Tourism

Sarah H.

Sarah H.

Pennsylvania State University, Hospitality Management

William H.

William H.

Saint Louis Community College, Culinary Arts

Deandre H.

Deandre H.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Trinity K.

Trinity K.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Kody K.

Kody K.

Sullivan University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Latonya L.

Latonya L.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Boulder, Culinary Arts

Jordyn L.

Jordyn L.

University of Central Florida, Event Management

Teddisha M.

Teddisha M.

Florida International University, Hospitality Tourism Management

Makayla M.

Makayla M.

New Mexico State University - Main Campus, Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management

Addison M.

Addison M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Lyndsay M.

Lyndsay M.

Baker College of Owosso, Culinary Science

Chloe O.

Chloe O.

Johnson & Wales University, Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship

Bella S.

Bella S.

Colorado Mesa University, Culinary Arts

Emily S.

Emily S.

University of Wisconsin - Stout, Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Aaron S.

Aaron S.

Tarrant County College District, Hospitality Management

Lily S.

Lily S.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Nutrition

Addie S.

Addie S.

University of North Texas, Hospitality Management

Tayla S.

Tayla S.

University of Wisconsin - Stout, Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Matthew S.

Matthew S.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Ayvah S.

Ayvah S.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Food Business Management

Emily T.

Emily T.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Baking & Pastry

Lauren W.

Lauren W.

Central Michigan University, Dietetics/Applied Nutrition

Victoria W.

Victoria W.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the upcoming generation of future chefs and hospitality leaders. Because of your help and the opportunity to continue learning from our industry’s finest, someday I can join them at the table and welcome those who will follow behind. This scholarship is more than money to pay for my education; it’s funding the growth of my imagination so that I can contribute things to our industry that we have not seen before.
Victoria W.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers Scholarship

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Sabrina L.

Sabrina L.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Hospitality Management

Mckenna V.

Mckenna V.

Northern Arizona University, Hotel & Restaurant Management

This scholarship has put me on the best path to enjoy my college experience without any financial burden. I am very involved in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and this wouldn’t be possible without this foundation. Having donors invest in my future motivates me to do my best in my academics, and I hope to be able to give back one day. I am incredibly grateful for the assistance towards my education, which will help me succeed in my future.

Mckenna V.

Northern Arizona University, Hotel & Restaurant Management

Darden Endowment (Parkland)

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Anne P.

Anne P.

University of Central Florida, Hospitality Management & Event Management

Opportunities like this one is what allows me to grow my knowledge of our industry and pursue my dreams within it. Thanks to this scholarship, I am able to follow my long-term goal of developing my education in the hospitality industry by attending college. None of this would be possible without the generosity of this organization, and for that I would like to say, “Thank you.” 

Anne P.

University of Central Florida, Hospitality Management & Event Management

David Armanasco Scholarship

Andrew C.

Andrew C.

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Hospitality Management

Alyssa J.

Alyssa J.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Hospitality

Jaime M.

Jaime M.

New Mexico State University - Main Campus, Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Lexi S.

Lexi S.

Southern Methodist University, Management & Entrepreneurship

Mona S.

Mona S.

Institute of Culinary Education, Career Pastry and Baking Arts

Willow V.

Willow V.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Hospitality Management

Azusena Z.

Azusena Z.

Cypress College, Hospitality Management

It has been a dream for me to eventually open a restaurant, but without the proper education, my dreams seemed out of reach. This scholarship provides me the opportunity to afford college and continuously meet amazing people while pushing boundaries to reach my dreams. Providing me with this scholarship will allow me to invest my time in so many incredible programs at school. I want to make a difference in my community, which is all possible because of your generosity. 

Lexi S.

Southern Methodist University, Management & Entrepreneurship

Diane Mandeville Scholarship

Alyssa H.

Alyssa H.

University of Florida, Management

Ha N.

Ha N.

University of Houston, Hotel & Restaurant Management

Jared R.

Jared R.

Virginia Western Community College, Culinary Arts

Garrett S.

Garrett S.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Food Business Management

Hannah W.

Hannah W.

College of Charleston, Tourism & Hospitality Management

As an international student who pays much more in tuition fees than US residents, this scholarship means a lot to me and my family. This scholarship from the National Restaurant Association plays a vital role in my future career as it allows me to continue my education in the United States. With this scholarship, I truly believe in myself to have a brighter education and future. The award and the opportunity to continue my studies will motivate me to study harder, be a better version of myself, and become a young professional in the hospitality industry.

Ha N.

University of Houston, Hotel & Restaurant Management

DiRoNA Undergraduate Scholarship

Luis A.

Luis A.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Baking & Pastry

Brenna L.

Brenna L.

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, Culinary Arts

Devika M.

Devika M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Management

Andrew P.

Andrew P.

Nicholls State University - Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, Culinary Arts

Kamilla S.

Kamilla S.

Johnson & Wales University, Hotel & Restaurant Management

Seanna K.

Seanna K.

George Brown College, Food Studies

Dulanjali W.

Dulanjali W.

Mount Saint Vincent University, Tourism & Hospitality Management

Feiyan Z.

Feiyan Z.

Mount Saint Vincent University, Tourism & Hospitality Management

Every college student wants to reduce the amount of debt we are in and lower our tuition costs. Thanks to your generous donation, I can do just that. To be supported is an uplifting feeling. I hope to make not only my teachers, my family, the foundation, and myself proud, but also all those young female culinarians who will need support, too.
Brenna L.

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, Culinary Arts

Fred Dame Scholarship

Quynh L.

Quynh L.

University of Houston, Hospitality

Maria V.

Maria V.

University of South Carolina - Columbia, Hospitality

The Fred Dame Scholarship from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation will help me be able to focus on my studies instead of stressing over a financial burden. Thank you for your generosity and your willingness to support the younger generation. I can promise this scholarship will also forever motivate me for my future endeavors as someone has invested in my education.
Maria V.

University of South Carolina - Columbia, Hospitality

Glenn and Sue Hammer Scholarship

Razelle A.

Razelle A.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Hospitality Management

Gabrielle B.

Gabrielle B.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Hospitality Management

Sophie D.

Sophie D.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Hospitality Management

Iris J.

Iris J.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Hospitality Management

Receiving this scholarship will help further my career, skills, and knowledge, which is one of the biggest gifts I can be given. With this scholarship it helps put me on the right track down a hospitality career. I will be able to work more in the field, I won’t have to worry about paying for college, and I can save money to reach my goal of owning my own restaurant.
Razelle A.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Hospitality Management

Glenn Petrini Smile Award

Isaac B.

Isaac B.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Baking & Pastry

This scholarship made my attendance at The Culinary Institute of America a possibility, and just that alone has set me on a path for success and excellence in the field I have dreamt of entering. My dream of becoming a renowned pastry chef has only gotten closer thanks to the help this scholarship has provided. Reducing the cost of my attendance at the CIA leaves me more time to be a student and absorb information rather than spending my time overworking myself to reach affordability.
Isaac B.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Baking & Pastry

Griffith Labs Undergraduate Scholarship

Adrian C.

Adrian C.

Auburn University, Culinary Science

Kennedy F.

Kennedy F.

Iowa State University, Culinary Science

Allen M.

Allen M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

It is truly a privilege to be recognized for my achievements and service in the foodservice industry. Having the financial support to achieve my goals only pushes me more. With this award, I feel even more determined to study and learn more about the beauty of food. Without sponsors like yourself, I wouldn’t have ever been closer to chasing my dream.
Allen M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Scholarship

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Arturo A.

Arturo A.

Houston Community College, Hospitality

Amelie B.

Amelie B.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Daniel B.

Daniel B.

Westmoreland County Community College, Culinary Arts

Emma M.

Emma M.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus, Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management

Samuel O.

Samuel O.

University of South Carolina - Columbia, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Emma P.

Emma P.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Applied Food Studies

Christian P.

Christian P.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Nathaniel T.

Nathaniel T.

Johnson & Wales University, Sustainable Food Systems

Carthel T.

Carthel T.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Hospitality Management

Alexis W.

Alexis W.

Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus, Liberal Arts

This scholarship has made my return back to school possible! I am so grateful for the ability to return back to school. I can now complete my bachelor’s degree in culinary science at the Culinary Institute of America without financial barriers.

Amelie B.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Hormel Heroes Scholarship

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Rose P.

Rose P.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Baking & Pastry Arts

Kristal Q.

Kristal Q.

Vincennes University, Culinary Arts

This scholarship is going to help me tremendously in so many ways. I will be able to focus solely on my studies and be able to maintain my GPA as I go through this final year at The Culinary Institute of America. My husband still serves the military community as a manager for on base housing, and this scholarship will take a lot of financial pressure off of us as we live in different states in this final year of school.

Rose P.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Baking & Pastry Arts

J.M. Smucker Scholarship

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Adrian R.

Adrian R.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Ava W.

Ava W.

University of Kentucky, Food Science

Receiving this scholarship allows me to continue the pursuit of my Bachelor’s in Food Science at the University of Kentucky. Without its aid, I would not be able to pursue the most amazing major at my dream school. The generosity provided by sponsors truly has allowed me to become my best self as I push toward my education and career goals. Knowing there are people out there that believe in me and support my dreams makes it even more motivational, worthwhile, and rewarding as I advance in my education and my life.
Ava W.

University of Kentucky, Food Science

Joe Fassler Memorial Scholarship

Alxs G.

Alxs G.

Scottsdale Community College, Culinary Arts

Thanks to your donation, I am able to start my higher education at Scottsdale Community College. I have always been a hardworking person, but this scholarship will help be able to help me focus more on my studies. I will use this as a tool, like fire on the stove to get things going. Receiving this support will also motivate me to maintain my GPA and complete my degree.
Alxs G.

Scottsdale Community College, Culinary Arts

Julie Flik Memorial Scholarship

Katie C.

Katie C.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Food Business Management

Claire M.

Claire M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Emilia M.

Emilia M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Lillibeth R.

Lillibeth R.

DePaul University, Hospitality Leadership

It is an honor to get recognition from the very industry I wish to make an impact on. This scholarship will be an enormous help to my future, and I promise I will use it to make a positive difference in our industry. This scholarship places me a giant step forward in my education and eventually my career.
Emilia M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Kenny Dennis Memorial Scholarship/NRA Marketing Executive Study Group

Lauren E.

Lauren E.

University of Memphis, Hospitality and Resort Management

Tiffany L.

Tiffany L.

University of Iowa, Business

Payton L.

Payton L.

Southern New Hampshire University, Marketing

Jorge P.

Jorge P.

San Diego State University, Hospitality and Tourism Management

With this scholarship, I am able to focus more time on my studies rather than working at a job to pay for school. This means more time to explore my coursework and my future as far as being a chef. I want to thank you Kenny Dennis Memorial Scholarship for your generosity.
Lauren E.

University of Memphis, Hospitality and Resort Management

Mary Adolf Scholarship

Torrin H.

Torrin H.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Anne H.

Anne H.

Southeast Community College Area, Culinary/Hospitality

James T.

James T.

International Air and Hospitality Academy, Culinary Arts

I am prepared and eagerly anticipating taking my cooking skills to the next level which is made possible by the NRAEF. Your consideration in my studies and academics is greatly appreciated and lends further to my motivation. This scholarship puts me that much closer to my goals and future success, and for that I thank you for your support.

Torrin H.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Mike Zimmerman Scholarship

Kalie D.

Kalie D.

University of Wisconsin - Stout, Hospitality

RuthAnne K.

RuthAnne K.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Baking & Pastry Arts

Bilguun L.

Bilguun L.

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Hospitality Management

Sarah S.

Sarah S.

Montana State University, Culinary Arts

Camryn S.

Camryn S.

The University of Alabama, Hospitality

Your generosity and support of students through these scholarship awards has and will continue to aid and inspire generation after generation of aspiring chefs and hospitality industry professionals. This scholarship will help ease the financial burden that comes with a long daily commute, as well as the investment in new tools and technology, required to succeed in a college environment these days. This support will be pivotal in my current pursuit of my Associate of Applied Sciences in Culinary Arts at Gallatin College – Montana State University!

Sarah S.

Montana State University, Culinary Arts

Monterey County Hospitality Association Scholarship

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Susanna H.

Susanna H.

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration

Jessica P.

Jessica P.

University of Missouri - Columbia, Hospitality Management

Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship as it will help pay for more than half of my tuition for the quarter! This scholarship will also help me focus more on my studies next year and not have to worry about how I am going to balance working and studying. It’s encouraging to receive support from the hospitality industry in Monterey County where I started my journey in this field.

Susanna H.

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Jada I.

Jada I.

Massasoit Community College, Culinary Arts

Amari J.

Amari J.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Nicolas M.

Nicolas M.

Valencia College, Baking and Pastry Management

Thank you for this scholarship as it allows us, as students, to not have to worry about financial aid. Therefore, it will give us the opportunity to focus on what we love most: food and hospitality. This scholarship will also allow me the opportunity to buy new supplies and baking equipment which will improve the quality of work I put out for my chef instructors, thus immensely improving my experience in school. Receiving this type of help from an organization like yourself puts me on a path of success when it comes to my career.

Nicolas M.

Valencia College, Baking and Pastry Management

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship – Challenge Fund

Claiborne F.

Claiborne F.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Hospitality

Madison W.

Madison W.

Purdue University - Main Campus, Tourism & Hospitality Management

When there are people that believe in you and support you, it will move mountains. Therefore, I want to make sure I have truly shown the extent of my gratitude after being awarded this scholarship. This award not only will help ease the financial part of my education, but also give me more confidence within the hospitality industry.
Madison W.

Purdue University - Main Campus, Tourism & Hospitality Management

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Chairman Scholarship

Teana N.

Teana N.

Holmes Community College, Culinary Arts

After starting college, I discovered my passion for culinary arts, and I will continue to further my education because of this scholarship. Receiving this scholarship helps take the financial pressure off me so I can concentrate on my studies. I’m so grateful to have the support of this scholarship.
Teana N.

Holmes Community College, Culinary Arts

National Restaurant Association Past Chairman Fund

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Kaitlyn B.

Kaitlyn B.

University of Central Florida, Hospitality Management

Jade D.

Jade D.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Boulder, Culinary Arts

Lindsey M.

Lindsey M.

Arizona Culinary Institute, Culinary Arts

Ella N.

Ella N.

George Mason University, Tourism & Hospitality Management

Natalie S.

Natalie S.

George Mason University, Tourism and Events Management

Haley T.

Haley T.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Food Business Management

Following my dreams in the Culinary Arts has been somewhat of a hardship on my family. So, this award is a tremendous gift that will ease the strain and ensure my success. It is because of your generosity that I am able to journey back out into the world and do something I love. And it’s because of your help and support that I am able to show my kids that it is never too late to start something new, challenge yourself, and chase your dreams!
Lindsey M.

Arizona Culinary Institute, Culinary Arts

National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Executive Study Group Endowed Scholarship for Supply Chain Management

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Ashley C.

Ashley C.

Georgia State University, Pre-Hospitality Admin

Kevin C.

Kevin C.

California State University - Long Beach, Hospitality Management & Tourism

Lydia L.

Lydia L.

University of Houston, Supply Chain Management and Operations

Kyle P.

Kyle P.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Hospitality Management - Culinary Apprenticeship

Dilon T.

Dilon T.

University of Central Florida, Restaurant and Food Service Management

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for putting students at the forefront. Students, like myself, struggle to get through college financially. With your generosity, finding the money I need to pay for my tuition and books is now in the back of my mind.
Dilon T.

University of Central Florida, Restaurant and Food Service Management

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers Scholarship

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Mosiah B.

Mosiah B.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Jordan M.

Jordan M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Receiving a scholarship is an honor and something that I will always be grateful for. Thankfully, I am now at the school of my choice, and this scholarship made that happen. I could not have gone to The Culinary Institute of America without the help of the NRAEF these last two years. I am thankful that there are platforms like this that can help people like me.
Jordan M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

PepsiCo Stronger Together Fund Scholarship

Victoria A.

Victoria A.

University of Denver, Hospitality Management

Cathrine C.

Cathrine C.

Johnson & Wales University, Food Business Management

Jay F.

Jay F.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Katherine G.

Katherine G.

University of Houston, Global Hospitality Leadership

Dafne H.

Dafne H.

New Mexico State University - Main Campus, Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Emilio L.

Emilio L.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Cairo M.

Cairo M.

Brigham Young University - Provo, Information Systems

Merit O.

Merit O.

Yale University, Health Science

Kiara P.

Kiara P.

Virginia State University, Hospitality Management

Sabiha P.

Sabiha P.

University of Houston, Hotel & Restaurant Management

Devon W.

Devon W.

Culinary Institute of America - San Antonio, Culinary Arts

I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to have part of my college tuition covered. I cannot emphasize enough how much of an impact your generosity will make on my college experience and future. Receiving this scholarship will allow me to go to Yale without needing to take out any loans or work full-time during my studies. Instead, I will be able to spend my first year concentrating fully on my academics without needing to stress about tuition payments. Thank you dearly for enabling me to pursue my intellectual dreams and break the poverty cycle within my family.

Merit O.

Yale University, Health Science

Pete and Arline Harman Trust Scholarship

Julian B.

Julian B.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Food Business Management

Sophia C.

Sophia C.

University of Central Florida, Hospitality Management

Hanna C.

Hanna C.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Molly D.

Molly D.

Valencia College, Baking & Pastry

Lauren H.

Lauren H.

Michigan State University, Hospitality Business

Manuel J.

Manuel J.

Utah Valley University, Culinary Arts

Eli K.

Eli K.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Agnese M.

Agnese M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Baking & Pastry

Watson S.

Watson S.

Salt Lake Community College, Culinary Arts

Keniqua T.

Keniqua T.

Tidewater Community College, Accounting

Receiving this scholarship motivates me further to work hard and become the best professional I can be. With this assistance, I can worry less about the heavy finances that come with my education and refocus this energy to continue practicing, studying, and learning about all the industry has to offer. Again, I thank you for your kind generosity and hope that one day I can help others achieve their dreams like you have helped me.
Agnese M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Baking & Pastry

Rachael Ray Foundation Scholarship

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Michael B.

Michael B.

Fox Valley Technical College, Culinary Arts

Juan B.

Juan B.

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Culinary Arts

Carson B.

Carson B.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Food Science

Camila B.

Camila B.

Florida International University, Hospitality Management

Lola B.

Lola B.

University of Denver, Hospitality Management

 Paris B.

Paris B.

Ferris State University, Restaurant & Food Managment

Juan C.

Juan C.

Central Community College, Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts

Zachary C.

Zachary C.

Western Washington University, Business and Sustainability

Nayeli C.

Nayeli C.

University of Wisconsin - Stout, Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management

Alani C.

Alani C.

Valencia College, Baking and Pastry Management

Alexandra F.

Alexandra F.

University of Maryland - College Park, Food Business Management

Austin F.

Austin F.

University of Texas at Austin, Physical Culture

Kylie G.

Kylie G.

East Central College, Culinary Arts

Adam G.

Adam G.

Nashville State Community College, Culinary Arts

Lecresia G.

Lecresia G.

Houston Community College, Hospitality Management

Takeima H.

Takeima H.

Drexel University, Hospitality Management

Joshua J.

Joshua J.

New Mexico State University - Main Campus, Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management

Madison J.

Madison J.

Daytona State College, Culinary Arts

Bryce K.

Bryce K.

Wittenberg University, Business Management

Pablo M.

Pablo M.

University of Central Florida, Restaurant & Foodservice Management

Molly M.

Molly M.

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Hospitlity Leadership

Janice P.

Janice P.

Suffolk University, Business Management

Alessia P.

Alessia P.

University of Delaware, Hospitality

German S.

German S.

St Philip's College, Hospitality Management

Erin V.

Erin V.

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Business Administration

This scholarship will allow me to focus on my academic studies and internship opportunities while serving my community. Without the heavy weight of debt on my shoulders, the financial bumps within the industry will be easier to handle, and I can be more generous in giving my time to others. I truly appreciate the support of my bold vision to make a difference in the hospitality industry, and I will not forget the assistance and security that the NRAEF has provided me with this scholarship.

Joshua J.

New Mexico State University - Main Campus, Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management

Rachael Ray’s Yum-o! Organization Scholarship

Rachael Ray Cook Feed Fund
Michael B.

Michael B.

Michigan State University, Hospitality

Todd C.

Todd C.

University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Tourism & Hospitality Management

Julian F.

Julian F.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Austin, Pastry Arts

Ethan H.

Ethan H.

University of Mississippi, Hospitality Management

Adrianna M.

Adrianna M.

Hennepin Technical College, Culinary Arts

Lucy P.

Lucy P.

Niagara University, Hospitality and Sports Management

The recognition from receiving this scholarship confirms my career path for me personally. By allowing myself the much-needed time to focus and earn my degree, gracious sponsors like yourself have now changed the course of my future education, and the course of my life, for the better. All these opportunities, experiences, and dreams would be on hold without your generosity. Thank you for providing me with time to study, and, most importantly, thank you for providing me with the support I need to grow into the person I will become.

Todd C.

University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Tourism & Hospitality Management

Rob Weakley Scholarship

Jade A.

Jade A.

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science, Baking Arts and Service Management

Lynsey F.

Lynsey F.

Unity College, Animal Science

Alexandra G.

Alexandra G.

University of Houston, Global Hospitality Leadership

Receiving this scholarship is putting me on a path to achieve my goals and dreams. This scholarship will not only help me focus on the classes I am currently taking, but also allow me to dedicate more time to my school organizations and projects, such as leading the diversity initiative for Hilton College. Everything I have achieved so far in my academic career would not be possible if this wonderful foundation was not by my side.

Alexandra G.

University of Houston, Global Hospitality Leadership

Robert E. Rich Aspiring Entrepreneurs Scholarship

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Kimberly C.

Kimberly C.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Lucas P.

Lucas P.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Brianna P.

Brianna P.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Ethan R.

Ethan R.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Food Business Management

This scholarship helps relieve some of my financial costs, it allows me to focus more on my studies, and it makes me determined to gain all of the knowledge I can throughout my college experience. With this scholarship, I now have more time to dedicate to focusing on my passions and to actually plan for my future. Without your help, I would not be able to dedicate as much time to my education and to honing my skills so I can become a future chef in the food industry.
Brianna P.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Scott Vandenberg Scholarship

Chayil H.

Chayil H.

Cornell University, Hospitality Management

Courtney N.

Courtney N.

James Madison University, Hospitality Management

Camilo O.

Camilo O.

Cornell University, Business and Hospitality Management

This scholarship will help me tremendously by allowing me to focus on growing myself as a professional in the industry and helping me never lose my passion. Because I am an out-of-state, first-generation, college student, tuition was on the pricier end for my family. So, this scholarship also proves to be incredibly helpful in easing my financial stress. Thank you again for enabling me to be the best version of myself this school year!
Chayil H.

Cornell University, Hospitality Management

SPB Hospitality Scholarship

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Najee B.

Najee B.

University of Memphis, Hospitality & Resort Management

Devon H.

Devon H.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Thomas K.

Thomas K.

University of Houston, Hospitality and Restaurant Management

Amy K.

Amy K.

Institute of Culinary Education, Culinary Arts

Rachel L.

Rachel L.

Kendall College - National Louis University, Hospitality Management

Rowan M.

Rowan M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Business Administration; Baking and Pastry Arts

Kaira S.

Kaira S.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Jaylyn T.

Jaylyn T.

Cornell University, Hotel Administration

I guess when you combine a resilient attitude, unconditional support, and amazing sponsors, you find yourself with a recipe for success. Not only have my grades improved but my vision for the future is now clearer than ever. It is a tremendous feeling to know what I want to do with my career and my life. My long-term goal is to own and operate a brewpub with in-house craft beer and homemade food. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of my journey. 

Thomas K.

University of Houston, Hospitality and Restaurant Management

Stephen P. Donatone Scholarship

Leona L.

Leona L.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Business Management

Receiving this scholarship will allow me to get an education that can help me fully understand the ins and outs of the foodservice industry. It will also allow me to create delicious delicacies and run my own business. Because of your dedication to promote growth within the restaurant industry, I believe I will be able to receive a great education that will help me and the other members of my generation to move the foodservice industry towards a bright and beautiful future.

Leona L.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Business Management

Stratas Foods Scholarship

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Sarah W.

Sarah W.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

I am currently attending Johnson and Wales University getting my Associate’s degree in Baking and Pastry Arts and my Bachelor’s degree in Food and Beverage Management. This scholarship would help me fulfill my lifelong dream of going to culinary school and pursuing my dream career. I am extremely grateful that you have chosen to come alongside me to help me pay for college. Without you, it wouldn’t be possible for me to accomplish my dreams.
Sarah W.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Sweeney Family Scholarship

Jace B.

Jace B.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Allison G.

Allison G.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Ashley S.

Ashley S.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Boulder, Culinary Arts

Peter Y.

Peter Y.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Receiving this scholarship will help me work on starting a family-owned diner after I finish my studies. It may even help me study abroad! This scholarship is helping my younger self’s dreams come true.
Ashley S.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Boulder, Culinary Arts

Ted J. Balestreri & Bert P. Cutino Scholarship

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Tyree B.

Tyree B.

City College of San Fransisco, Culinary Arts

Kimberly B.

Kimberly B.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder, Culinary Arts

Jacqueline B.

Jacqueline B.

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Food Science

Andrew C.

Andrew C.

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Hospitality Management

Brigette C.

Brigette C.

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Hospitality Management

Fatima D.

Fatima D.

California State University - Sacramento, Dietetics/Applied Nutrition

Irina G.

Irina G.

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Hospitality Management

Katie L.

Katie L.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Christopher N.

Christopher N.

San Diego State University, Hospitality and Tourism Restaurant Management

Cathy O.

Cathy O.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Carrie P.

Carrie P.

Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Culinary Arts

Da Yea S.

Da Yea S.

Cornell University, Hospitality

Going back to school was a big endeavor, especially as a working mom with two kids. Financially, I knew it would be tough, but this scholarship is a true blessing to help with the cost. Another great thing about this scholarship is that I can be an example to my daughter and show her that if you do the work to apply for scholarships, it can happen! I also would like to thank you for providing a scholarship to an older career-changer following her dreams!

Kimberly B.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Boulder, Culinary Arts

Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic Scholarship

Alaina A.

Alaina A.

Mott Community College, Baking & Pastry

Olivia D.

Olivia D.

Grambling State University, Business Management

Rodneisha G.

Rodneisha G.

Columbus State Community College, Hospitality and Restaurant Management

Kaleb G.

Kaleb G.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Elizabeth H.

Elizabeth H.

Lakes Region Community College, Pastry Arts

Michael H.

Michael H.

Columbus State Community College, Hospitality Management - Culinary Apprenticeship

Clayton H.

Clayton H.

Ivy Tech Community College, Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Kayleigh L.

Kayleigh L.

University of North Alabama, Hospitality & Events Management

Christopher M.

Christopher M.

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Hospitality Management

Faith M.

Faith M.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Science

Jorge M.

Jorge M.

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana, Hospitality & Tourism

Sarah N.

Sarah N.

Iowa State University, Consumer Science

David P.

David P.

Coastal Alabama Community College, Culinary Arts

Isabel P.

Isabel P.

University of Florida, Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management

Christopher S.

Christopher S.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Ephraim S.

Ephraim S.

California State University - Long Beach, Hospitality Management

Alexandra S.

Alexandra S.

McNeese State University, Business Administration

Richard T.

Richard T.

College of Southern Nevada, Pastry Arts

Jack V.

Jack V.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

Sofia Y.

Sofia Y.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Culinary Arts

I really appreciate being given the opportunity to use these funds to further my education. I could not be more grateful for all the doors that you are opening for me by providing me with this award. This scholarship will also allow me greater time and freedom to pursue more extracurriculars, volunteering, and internship opportunities provided by the University of Florida. Being given this chance means a lot more than money; it means opportunities, experience, and focus that will propel me towards accomplishing everything that I have ever dreamed of without the financial burden.

Isabel P.

University of Florida, Tourism, Hospitality, & Event Management

Thad & Alice Eure Memorial Scholarship

Parris A.

Parris A.

Northern Arizona University, Hotel & Restaurant Management

Durell B.

Durell B.

Delgado Community College, Hospitality Management

Bridget B.

Bridget B.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Melissa C.

Melissa C.

Tarrant County College District, Culinary Arts

Ani E.

Ani E.

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Hospitality Leadership

Sarai H.

Sarai H.

Winthrop University, Business Administration

Joshua J.

Joshua J.

Carteret Community College, Hotel & Restaurant Management

I am very thankful to NRAEF and the donors who generously provide financial assistance to the spirited and passionate future of the restaurant industry. Receiving this scholarship means that I will not have to seek employment during school, I can put 100% of my energy into being my best academic self, and I will have the time to participate in local and school sponsored culinary events to further enrich my education. This scholarship will also cover my tuition for the year and allow me to complete my Associates of Culinary Arts debt free!

Joshua J.

Carteret Community College, Hotel & Restaurant Management

UniPro Scholarship Fund

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Julia H.

Julia H.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Baking & Pastry Arts

Jacob M.

Jacob M.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Adeline M.

Adeline M.

Purdue University - Main Campus, Hospitality

With this scholarship, my path to becoming a part of the foodservice industry has become much less challenging. My goal is to go into the field of recipe development with my newly earned culinary skills. Learning these new skills will be so much less stressful knowing that I have the support of this scholarship.
Jacob M.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Wally & Joni Doolin Scholarship

Russel B.

Russel B.

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Culinary Arts

Younghwa L.

Younghwa L.

University of Vermont, B.S. Food Systems

Some of my goals are increasing the accessibility of fresh foods, reducing food waste, and promoting local produce across and beyond the restaurant industry. This award gives me more time to focus on my goals and my education while connecting with like-minded peers. Winning this scholarship makes me feel as though I truly can achieve all that I can think of and that I am worthy of pursuing this career.

Younghwa L.

University of Vermont, B.S. Food Systems

Warren W. Rosenthal Undergraduate Scholarship

Lauren M.

Lauren M.

Transylvania University, Business

Claire M.

Claire M.

Transylvania University, Business Administration

In the future, I hope to one day own my own venue and receiving this scholarship has put me on the path to achieving my goals and dreams. By awarding me the Warren W. Rosenthal Undergraduate Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to focus on the most important aspect of school: learning. Your generosity has also inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope that one day, like you, I will be able to assist kids in achieving their goals.
Claire M.

Transylvania University, Business Administration

Women’s Foodservice Forum Next Generation Scholarship

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Paige P.

Paige P.

Johnson & Wales University, Hospitality Management

With this award, I have not only felt gratified in my decision to pursue hospitality on both an academic and professional level, but I’ve also felt as though all my hard work towards my degree is paying off. It is comforting to know that this scholarship will be going towards what I’ve been working so hard for within my career. This scholarship has reminded me of the importance of my schoolwork, and it has given me hope in a time that hope within my industry is hard to find.

Paige P.

Johnson & Wales University, Hospitality Management

2022 Journeys That Inspire Scholars

Gabriel B.

Gabriel B.

Culinary Institute of America/Hyde Park, Business Managament

Jestina J.

Jestina J.

Johnson & Wales University, Baking & Pastry Arts

Alissar S.

Alissar S.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

Evelyn T.

Evelyn T.

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Austin, Culinary Arts

I’ll soon be moving to Rhode Island to study Culinary Arts and minor in Food Sustainability at Johnson and Wales University. I am so excited to immerse myself in excellent culinary techniques. I’m thrilled to learn more about sustainable food systems and how to help the people I am surrounded by.
Alissar S.

Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts

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