Scholarships are an important part of every education.  Costs are going up, and it’s becoming more difficult to find funds to cover the rising tuition rates.  We here at the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation (WHAEF) have found a few scholarship opportunities that ProStart students may qualify for.  Here are the links to the applications and more information; happy hunting!

These first two are given by the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation.  Preference will be given to Washington State residents.  Must be a junior or a senior  who is enrolled in an industry-related program at a post-secondary institution, and the second scholarship application is specific to students enrolled in a ProStart program.

WHAEF Scholarship (any Hospitality career)

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2018
Amount awarded: Up to $3,000

WHAEF Scholarship (ProStart students)

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2018
Amount awarded: Up to $3,000

The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) has compiled a list of scholarships put on by their own organization, and also by private individuals.  The criteria is unique to each scholarship; follow this link and take a look at these opportunities!

National Restaurant Association Education Foundation 

The Joan Hill Scholarship is provided by the Seattle Foundation.  Joan Hill has a passion for young people, and preference will be given to those students who have been displaced from their home, and who have overcome hardship.

Joan Hill Scholarship

We would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to the WHA Member Services Corporation, which donated and funded the last two years of available scholarship money.  This a true representation of current hospitality professionals supporting and developing our future hospitality workforce.

Washington State Chefs Association and American Academy of Chefs

The Washington State Chefs Association and American Academy of Chefs is proud to announce the introduction of 3 annual culinary scholarships for ACF Student Members.   Each scholarship will be given out in the value of $1000.00 three times a year  to a student who is currently enrolled in a culinary arts program or a high school senior about to enter a post secondary program.  Apprentices are also eligible.

Goedekere’s Culinary Scholarship

Submission Deadline: July 18, 2018 at 12am CDT.
Amount awarded: $500 and two $100 honorable mentions

Scholarships apply towards the Fall 2018 Semester, and will be granted annually through the essay contest.

Applicants are to write an essay about why attending culinary school is important to them; include insight into personal background and tell why they are passionate about cooking. Submission deadline is July 8, 2018 at 12am CDT. For additional details regarding submission requirements please click here.

Goedeker’s is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. We are dedicated to excellence in service, convenience in shopping, and offering quality products at affordable prices. We sell an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and furniture, both online and in our showroom.