Knowledge is growth. Growth breeds success.
The James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program helps aspiring culinary students realize their dreams by supporting them on a path to success in the rewarding world of the hospitality industry. Professional grants enable those already working in the industry to gain experience and hone their skills. .
For information about the application process, including:
Frequently Asked Questions
Application Form (Printable PDF—all applications must be submitted in duplicate on the paper forms. Please read all instructions carefully.)
JBF Friends Award List
JBF Schools Award List
Our scholarship program is one of our educational pillars, essential to the fulfillment of our mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire.
Scholarships are offered in a variety of fields, including culinary studies, pastry and baking, hotel and restaurant management, wine studies, nutrition, and food writing. Some have certain requirements, while others are unrestricted.
Since 2006 the James Beard Foundation has been assisted in the administration of its scholarship program by the Scholarship Management Services division of Scholarship America, a well-respected nonprofit organization that has helped award scholarships to over one million students.
Scholarships awarded by the James Beard Foundation vary from year to year, depending on the donors. Information about the program is posted annually on April 1 on our website.