"Rise Up" Baking Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: May 31, 2024

The Modern Mountain "Rise Up" Baking Scholarship is for students looking to pursue a professional career in Baking and Pastry Arts. It was created to support and connect with upcoming bakers, making the pursuit of your professional baking aspirations just a bit easier through financial assistance and one simple-as-can-be application. We'd love to give you a bit of dough to help you start off your first year right!

Eligibility

Eligibility for the Modern Mountain "Rise Up" Baking Scholarship is as follows:

  • You have demonstrated academic excellence through a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • You have been accepted or are enrolled to a Baking & Pastry Arts program at a US-accredited post-secondary institution, college, or university as a part-time or full-time first-year undergraduate student. (Scholarship applications can be submitted while in the process of applying to Baking & Pastry Arts programs, but applicants will need to provide proof of acceptance into a program by the application deadline of May 31, 2024 in order to be considered as a scholarship recipient.)
  • You are a legal citizen of the US.

Does this sound like you? Right on! Read on to learn more about what our scholarship application entails.

Application Process

Our application includes the following components:

  • Short essay responses to each of the following essay questions:
  • What does baking mean to you? (300-500 words recommended)
  • Tell us about your long-term goals or aspirations that have led you to pursue a career in baking and pastry arts.
  • What is your best baking tip or trick?
  • A current and complete transcript showing a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proof of enrollment in a Baking & Pastry Arts Program at an accredited post-secondary institution, college, or university for the 2024/2025 school year.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • An evaluation of open-ended responses using the following criteria:
  • Creativity and originality 
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Illustrated curiosity for the craft of baking
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
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