Second Chances Scholarship
The James Beard Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Scholarship Program, with financial aid available for food studies, culinary arts, wine studies and more! Established in 1991, the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program assists aspiring and established culinary professionals who plan to further their education. As of 2018, the Foundation will have awarded nearly $8 million in financial aid to 2,000 recipients.
Devoted to celebrating, nurturing and preserving America’s diverse culinary heritage, the James Beard Foundation is very dear to me. I’m excited to offer the Second Chances Scholarship again this year. The $10,000 scholarship will offer a student faced with extreme challenges a second chance to overcome these hardships and follow a culinary path. I was once given a second chance myself after struggling with addiction, and it’s important for me that others are given the same opportunity to turn their lives around.
Application forms are available here. Applicants must also submit an essay (of 250 words) describing challenges (health, family, military, employment, etc.) they have faced, and explain how this scholarship in culinary studies will give them the ‘second chance’ they deserve in overcoming these hardships.