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National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) First-Time Freshman Scholarship

National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) First-Time Freshman Scholarship
The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) First-Time Freshman Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be attending college for the first time. The scholarship is for students pursuing careers in the restaurant and food service industry.

Qualifying students must be planning to enroll or currently be enrolled at an accredited college or university, taking at least 9 hours of course work. They may choose one of 15 participating colleges to attend. A grade point average of 3.0 or above is required. Students who have received their high school diploma through a GED program may also apply if they meet the requirements.

All students applying must write two essays which explain why they chose a career in the restaurant industry and what opportunities they expect in their chosen career.

The scholarship is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, a charitable foundation associated with the National Restaurant Association. The scholarship supports the educational pursuits of students who have chosen careers in the restaurant and food service industry. NRAEF has awarded $14 million in scholarships to deserving students since 1997.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JULY of each year, and the award amount is usually $2,500.

For more details, visit www.nraef.org/Students/Scholarships/First-Time-Freshman