IRAEF Scholarship

Since its inception, the IRA Educational Foundation has awarded almost $2.5 million to deserving students pursuing Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management in college. To qualify for a scholarship, you must: -Be a permanent resident of the State of Illinois (under the age of 30)-Be accepted and plan to enroll in an accredited culinary school, college, or university -Enrolled as a full-time or substantial part-time student, taking a minimum of 9 credit hours each term-Major in a culinary, restaurant management, or food service related program For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $6,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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