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James Beard Foundation Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 10

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:

Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
Financial Instructions
Contact Information
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
Professional Grants

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.


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No Essay You Deserve it Scholarship - $2,222
The Requirements for YDI Scholarships are: A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories B) You must be 16 years of age or older C) You must either be...
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$10,000 College Scholarship for High School and College Students - $10,000
To be Eligible: 1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. 2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The ScholarshipPoints program...
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Nitro Scholarship - $2,000
To be eligible for the Nitro Scholarship you must be: A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States; B) A parent who...
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Be Bold Scholarship - $25,102
The $25,000 "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply. To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most...
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$1,000 Primus Scholarship - $1,000
To be Eligible for the Primus Scholarship: A) Must be thirteen years of age or older on the date of entry. B) Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident of the fifty United States or District of Columbia....
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