Second Chances Scholarship
The James Beard Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 Scholarship Program, with more than $750,000 in 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.
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—whether health, addiction, family, unemployment, etc.—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. I couldn’t think of a better organization to donate to.
Application forms are available here. The application deadline has been extended to May 22, 2016.
Make a donation to the Andrew Zimmern Second Chances Scholarship Fund here.