Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

Financial Aid Requirements at LCI:

Culinary scholarships are available to students across the nation. If you plan to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts, then be sure to take advantage of these Culinary Arts Scholarships.

$500 Culinary Scholarship

The Niche.com $500 Culinary Scholarship (“Sweepstakes”) is open to all high school and college students interested in studying culinary arts. Students considering or currently enrolled in a culinary school or a culinary major, including culinary arts, food service, baking, and pastry arts are eligible. Not everyone is eligible for this scholarship.The $500 scholarship for culinary students can be used to pay for tuition, supplies, or any education-related expenses.

Provided by: Niche.com

Course: Culinary arts
Award Money: $500
Eligibility Subject: High school and college students
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017, at 11:00 PM EST.

Culinary and Hospitality Program Scholarship

To participate, candidates must be a legal resident of the US or Canada and a current student at an accredited US or Canadian college or university taking food-related classes.TigerChef.com will award $1,000 USD to two winning student scholarship entries each year. Each student will receive $1,000 USD.

Provided by: TigerChef Company
Course: Food-related classes
Award Money: $1,000 USD
Eligibility: Current student in an accredited US or Canadian college or university
Application Deadline: Twice each year, on May 1st and November 1st.


The James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program

The James Beard Foundation scholarship program provides scholarships to food-focused candidates of exceptional talent. The National Scholars Program is offered annually. Applicants may be planning to study a variety of disciplines, including: Culinary arts, Baking and pastry, Hospitality management, Food studies (including history, economics, anthropology, sociology), Agriculture, Sustainability, Food security.

Provided by: The James Beard Foundation
Course: Varies
Award Money: Varies
Eligibility: Any students who are planning to study a variety of disciplines.
Application Deadline: TBD May 2018
 

Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation

Students seeking post-secondary education in cooking, hospitality or culinary arts are considered being eligible. Low-income students who pursue an education in trade schools, culinary schools or four-year programs are eligible. $100,000 amount will be funded up to 10 need-based scholarships each year.

Provided by: Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation
Course: Post-secondary course
Subject: Post-secondary subject
Eligibility Subject: Low-income students who pursue education in culinary schools
Application Deadline: Varies

 
National Restaurant Association Education Foundation

Students seeking or enrolled in post-secondary education in cooking, hospitality or culinary arts can apply for hundreds of dollars in scholarships for food-service-related post-secondary training.

Provided by: Various Funders
Course: Post-secondary course
Subject: Post-secondary subject
Eligibility Subject: Students seeking or enrolled in post-secondary education in cooking, hospitality or culinary arts
Application Deadline: Seasonal

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Louisiana Culinary Institute’s Culinary Skills Scholarship


Louisiana Culinary Institute would like to extend the Culinary Skills Scholarship to eligible students that have expressed an early interest in a career in the culinary and hospitality industry by completing a high school course in the areas of culinary education, nutrition, home economics, food science, or other related industry preparation course.

This scholarship has been designed to financially assist students that have shown an early commitment through course experience to preparing for a career in the culinary or hospitality industry. 

The following scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students with valid transcripts verifying the successful completion of the above mentioned coursework. In most instances, no additional applications are required. This is a non-renewable scholarship that cannot be duplicated by the award of a Louisiana Culinary Institute ProStart Scholarship and is based on available funding. This scholarship is for eligible coursework other than the ProStart curriculum.

Guidelines:

Scholarship award recipients will be notified at least 14 days prior to the start of their first semester at LCI. The recipient must accept the award within one (1) week of the award offer and agree to the rules and guidelines of the scholarship or the scholarship will be rescinded and made available to another eligible student. The award is contingent upon the successful completion of the first semester. Should the student drop or withdraw during the first semester, the award will be removed from the student’s first semester tuition credit.

The award recipient will receive a non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $500. 

Eligibility and General Requirements:

1. The applicant must have scored a grade of “B” or higher in the eligible course.
2. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher from the previous institution. 
3. The applicant must successfully complete a full semester at LCI.

Louisiana Culinary Institute’s Non-Louisiana Resident Scholarship


Out-of-state students face a unique financial challenge when relocating to attend LCI. The Louisiana Culinary Institute’s Non-Louisiana Resident Scholarship has been designed with these needs in mind and will be awarded to eligible students in order to assist with the additional financial burden of relocation. 

The following scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students with out-of-state residency status, pending available funding. In most instances, no additional applications are required. Out-of-State status must be verifiable and awards are contingent upon students maintaining eligibility requirements.

Guidelines:

Scholarship award recipients will be notified at least 14 days prior to the start of their first semester at LCI. The recipient must accept the award within one (1) week of the award offer and agree to the rules and guidelines of the scholarship or the scholarship will be rescinded and made available to another eligible student.

The award recipient will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500 which will be renewed each semester for a total maximum award of $2,000 over a four (4) semester period. Should a student drop or withdraw during the semester, the $500 award for that semester will be removed from the student’s tuition credit. The scholarship is renewable based on the successful completion of each semester.

Eligibility and General Requirements:

1. The applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana. 
2. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher from the previous institution. 
3. The applicant must maintain continuous enrollment for scholarship renewal.
4. A GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for scholarship renewal for the following semester. 


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