James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Scholarship Fund

James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Scholarship


As his friends and colleagues fondly remember, James Beard offered unstinting help and encouragement to people embarking on culinary careers. The James Beard Foundation upholds Beard's commitment to education through the JBF Scholarship Program and its overall mission.


A portion of the funds raised at James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® will be offered as a series of scholarships in 2015 (application period April 1 to May 15). The James Beard Foundation will award a regional scholarship of $2,500 to a student residing or attending school in each Taste America host state. Candidates will be reviewed by the JBF Scholarship Selection Committee, which is chaired by JBF president Susan Ungaro.


The committee will choose the most qualified, well-rounded students based on professional goals, school history, work experience, community service, special circumstances, and recommendations. We are honored to continue the educational work that James Beard began.


For more information, please contact Diane Harris Brown at dhbrown@jamesbeard.org.