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James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program

James Beard Foundation (JBF)

Application Information

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Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is for high school seniors and graduates who plan to enroll or who are already enrolled at least part-time during the upcoming year in a course of study leading to a certificate or degree at a licensed or accredited culinary school. Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of career and educational aspirations and goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, financial need, and an outside appraisal. Some awards require an essay; see specific eligibility guidelines.

How easy is it to apply?

Not too bad

This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.

How much competition is there?


The competition for this scholarship will be average.

Contact Information



Deadline: May 15
Award Range: $2,000 - $20,000
Awards Granted: 60
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