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James Beard Foundation Scholarships

The James Beard Foundation is notorious for celebrating and preserving America’s culinary heritage. The James Beard Foundation Scholarships are instrumental in helping students pursue their careers in the culinary arts.

The scholarship contest is open to high school seniors or graduates who are planning to enroll at least part-time in a program leading to a culinary arts degree or certificate.

Preference goes to students with financial need.

The deadline is May 15, 2013, so you don’t have a lot of time left to apply, but you are encouraged to send your application to:

    Scholarship Management Services
    One Scholarship Way
    Saint Peter, MN 56082 U.S.A.

The James Beard Foundation scholarships are awarded for a variety of culinary disciplines. These include general culinary studies, pastry and baking, hotel and restaurant management, wine studies, nutrition, and food writing. Award amounts vary depending on who the donors are and how much donors give.

Scholarship applications are evaluated on a number of criteria, including grade point average, work experience, letters of recommendation, financial need, and extracurricular activities.

After all applications are received, a group of finalists are announced (usually about 125 students) and those finalists are reviewed by the scholarship committee participants. There’s not a lot of time left to apply so make sure you get your application for the James Beard Foundation Scholarship in soon.

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