Culinary/Chef Scholarships Worth $5K or More

You can hardly turn on the TV anymore without encountering a celebrity chef or cooking show of some sort. Has this inspired you to go to college to become a chef? If you’re looking to prepare for a career in the culinary arts, these scholarships might be able to help:

Recipe Contests
Award: $20,000
Due date: Open
This scholarship is for undergrads and graduate students studying culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Specifics regarding the date and number of awards vary, and the school’s student bulletin provides the details.

Top Turkey Scholarship
Award: $15,000
Due date: November 9, 2011
Also for the CIA, this scholarship asks applicants to provide a recipe using leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Cream of the Crop Scholarship
Award: $5,000
Due date: Open
This scholarship is for CIA students with outstanding academic and leadership skills and a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Matthew X. Hassett Memorial Culinary Study Scholarship
Award: $5,000
Due date: Open
This scholarship is awarded annually to students enrolled in an accredited culinary institution.

AAA Five Diamond Scholarship
Award: $5,000
Due date: May 1, 2011
This is an annual scholarship given to an undergraduate or graduate student who is already enrolled or has been accepted to a culinary school. Selection is based on need and merit, and the application includes an essay.

American Association of Candy Technologists Scholarship
Award: $5,000
Due date: Open
This sweet deal is for college sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in food science or a related topic. A 3.0 GPA is required.

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