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ACFEF Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 10

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs, is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships annually to students:

1) Apprenticeship programs - up to $1,500

2) Certificate programs - up to $1,500

3) Post-secondary degree programs - up to $2,500

Eligibility Requirements

A) Be an exemplary student and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher

B) Be currently accepted to the institution with a culinary, pastry or foodservice-related major.

Application Procedure

A) Applications are based on a point system and will be evaluated by the scholarship selection committee.

B) Points can be earned for: academic grade point average; culinary competition participation; culinary volunteer activities; ACF involvement.

C) Students will be notified by email of any scholarship award or denial 30 business days after the application deadline.

D) Applicants are encouraged to reapply if scholarships are needed in future years.

E) ACF reserves the right to cancel any scholarship at any time if the applicant fails to meet the standards of academic progress or falsifies information reported.


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ACFEF Scholarships
$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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Be Bold Scholarship - $25,000
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 De Novo Scholarship - $1,000
To be eligible for the De Novo Scholarship: A) You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US. B) You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico....
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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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$1,000 Ascend Scholarship - $1,000
To be Eligible for the Ascend Scholarship: 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....
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