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JBF Editors

April 01, 2016


In recognition of the increased interest in all types of careers now available in the culinary arts, the James Beard Foundation is adding a new program to its existing JBF Scholarship Program. The new JBF National Scholars Program will award scholarships to 10 candidates from across the U.S. who aspire to leadership roles in food science, food studies, and business, as well as the culinary arts and hospitality.

“We’re delighted to unveil the JBF National Scholars Program, which aims to provide significant, life-changing scholarships to students from across the country, supported by donors who want to make a significant difference in the lives of these students.” said Kris Moon, vice president of the James Beard Foundation. "As today’s students explore virtually every educational discipline as viewed through the lens of food, we look forward to identifying the best and brightest applicants.”

Starting today, JBF will accept applications for the expanded scholarship program, which has more than $750,000 in financial aid available for 2016, the largest amount in history for the country's preeminent culinary organization.

All scholarship application materials must be submitted by May 15, 2016. Professional grant applications must be submitted by June 15, 2016. Scholarship winners will be notified in August 2016. 

You can find details about eligibility, a list of this year's scholarships and grants, and links to all of the necessary paperwork on our scholarships and grants page.

Read the full press release here.