American Culinary Federation Scholarships

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Scholarship Description

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships annually to students.

Scholarships Offered

  • Apprenticeship program - up to $1,500
  • Certificate programs - up to $1,500
  • Postsecondary degree programs - up to $2,500


  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  2. Currently accepted to an accredited institution with a major in culinary, pastry, or foodservice-related fields.


  • Applications are based on a point system and will be evaluated by the scholarship selection committee.
  • Points can be earned for: academic grade point average; culinary competition participation; culinary volunteer activities; ACF involvement.
  • Students will be notified by email of any scholarship award or denial 30 business days after the application deadline.
  • Applicants are encouraged to reapply if scholarships are needed in future years.
  • ACF reserves the right to cancel any scholarship at any time if the applicant fails to meet the standards of academic progress or falsifies information reported

Applicants will receive notification by email regarding the scholarship award or denial within 30 business days after the application deadline. Those who do not receive a scholarship are encouraged to reapply in future years. Scholarship Search