James Beard Foundation To Award Scholarships Up To $20,000 To Food-Focused Candidates

For those interested in culinary arts or food science and studies, the James Beard Foundation is awarding more than $750,000 in financial aid.

Each accepted candidate is eligible for up to $20,000 in assistance. This includes, according to JBF, “food-focused candidates of exceptional talent who demonstrate leadership, community involvement, and academic excellence, and who aspire to leadership roles in the culinary arts, food studies, agriculture, hospitality management, and more.”

“We’re delighted to unveil the JBF National Scholars Program, which aims to provide significant, life-changing scholarships to students from across the country,” said JBF Vice President Kris Moon.

“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.”

The application requires a current transcript and two letters of recommendation. Apply now until May 15.

The James Beard Foundation was established in 1991 to help culinary enthusiasts further their education. The organization has awarded over $6.5 million to more than 1,800 people.

For more information or to apply for the scholarship, visit the James Beard Foundation.

Gloria Knott was Tucson Foodie's 2016 journalism and social media intern.

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