Explore Our Scholarships

Pursuing a degree in culinary arts? Business administration? Supply Chain? Hospitality Management? Interior Design? With more than 40 named scholarship funds, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) may have a scholarship that is just right for you. In addition to providing scholarships for students pursuing traditional culinary and hospitality degrees, we also offer scholarship opportunities for specific student communities, universities, demographics and related interest.

The application process is simple. Applicants complete one application, and after submission, our system will match applicants to funds they are eligible for scholarship consideration. See below for some of types of the areas we fund.

Have questions?  Read our FAQs or send us an email at scholars@nraef.org.

Culinary Institute of America Students

UniPro Scholarship Fund
Robert E. Rich Aspiring Entrepreneurs Scholarship
Stephen P. Donatone Scholarship

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) Scholarship

Hospitality-Related Business Degrees

Including marketing, management, and entrepreneurship.

Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) Scholarship
Kenny Dennis Memorial Scholarship/Marketing Executive Group Fund
Robert E. Rich Aspiring Entrepreneurs Scholarship
Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Next Generation Scholarship

Johnson & Wales University Students

A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund
Robert E. Rich Aspiring Entrepreneurs Scholarship
Stratas Foods Scholarship

Marketing and Foodservice Majors

Kenny Dennis Memorial Scholarship/MEG Group
Marketing Executive Study Group Scholarship

ProStart Students

Coca-Cola Scholarship Fund
Joe Fassler Memorial Scholarship
Mary Adolf Scholarship
Stratas Foods Scholarship
Wally & Joni Doolin Scholarship

Residency Preferences (County or State)

Carol Chorbajian Scholarship Fund (Residents of Monterey County, CA)
Chicago Foodservice Marketing Club Educational Scholarship Fund (Residents of Illinois)
Darden Endowment (Florida)
David Armanasco Scholarship
DiRoNa Undergraduate Scholarship (Canada)
Joe Fassler Memorial Scholarship (Arizona)
Monterey County Hospitality Association Scholarship
Ted J. Balesteri & Bert P. Cutino Scholarship (Residents of Monterey County, CA)

Restaurant, Foodservice, or Hospitality Related Majors

A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund
Allied Buying Corporation /Norbert F. Sherman Memorial Scholarship
Burger King Foundation Scholarship
Cal Stamenov Scholarship
Carol Chorbajian Scholarship Fund
Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) Scholarship
David Armanasco Scholarship
Diane Mandeville Scholarship
DiRoNa Undergraduate Scholarship
Faces of Diversity Scholarship
Glenn Petrini Smile Award
H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Scholarship
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association
J.M. Smucker Scholarship
Ken Conrad Memorial Scholarship
Mike Zimmerman Scholarship
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation – Past Chairman Fund
PepsiCo Stronger Together Fund Scholarship
Pete and Arline Harman Trust Scholarship
Rachael Ray’s Yum-O! Organization Scholarship
Rob Weakley Scholarship
Scott Vandenberg Scholarship
SPB Hospitality Scholarship
Sysco Scholars
Thad & Alice Eure Memorial Scholarship
Warren W. Rosenthal Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarships for Upperclassman

Griffith Labs Undergraduate Scholarship
Allied Buying Corporation/Norbert F. Sherman Memorial Scholarship
NRA Supply Chain Executive Study Group Endowed Scholarship for Supply Chain Management

Specific Universities

A.J. Grisanti Memorial Scholarship Fund
Fred Dame Scholarship (Auburn University)
Glenn and Sue Hammer Scholarship (University of Nevada)
Warren W. Rosenthal (Transylvania University)

Students with Disabilities

Sweeney Family Scholarship

Supply Chain Management

David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management

Military Service members, Veterans, and their Families

Hormel Heroes Scholarships
Sysco Scholars

Underrepresented Communities and Students

Julie Flik Memorial Scholarship
PepsiCo Stronger Together Fund Scholarship
Women’s Foodservice Forum Next Generation Scholarship

Viticulture and Enology

Dr. Richard Peterson Scholarship Fund
Andre Tchelistcheff Scholarship Fund

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