National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarships

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation provides multiple merit-based scholarships to students pursuing degrees related to the restaurant industry (to include majors within the culinary, hospitality, and food service fields). Scholarship award amounts range between $2,500 and $10,000. In addition to the general NRAEF scholarships, a number of named leadership scholarships are also available through our application, requirements may vary but all applicants must be pursuing a degree related to the restaurant industry. Applicants can apply in any year of their education and applications are accepted January 15 through April 1 of every year.

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Award Amount: $10,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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