In keeping with its mission, the Education Foundation provides scholarships for extraordinary culinary students and endowments to educational programs.


Last year’s scholarship recipients were awarded $12,000 towards their post-secondary education in the hospitality industry.

We are ready to give out more money!

Take this opportunity to access funds towards your upcoming career in the hospitality industry.

Qualifications: Interested in hospitality industry.

Preference given to ProStart alumni.

Click here for the WHAEF scholarship application.

Any questions contact Naja Hogander or 360-701-9923.


2016/2017 WHA Education Foundation Scholarships

Ricky Garcia graduated from LaConner High School and will be attending Skagit Valley College in the fall.

“Ricky was my only student with perfect attendance for the year. He is destined for great things.”  –  Chef Lyle

Ricardo Garcia pictured with Kim Hildahl, Northwest Area Manager, Washington Hospitality Association and Chef Lyle Hildahl.

Katarina Ducharme, student at Joel E. Ferris will be heading to Culinary Institute of America.

Her Educator (on left) is Brenda Marshall along with Tami Kennedy, mentor (on right).

Madison Gaber – student from Oak Harbor HS. Educator

Chef Mary Arthur (on right) presented award.

Madison is heading to the Culinary Institute of America.

Heading to Johnson & Wales University

Calista receiving scholarship 1 & 2 from Marie Price Calista with flowers, Natalie Lawyer is the one on the far left with Pie Lab, Cecilia Stec-Educator, Calista Webb, Marie Price –Mentor & Pastry Chef with Pie Lab 1 & 2