This year, The Rousseau Foundation will award two scholarships totaling $1,000 each for Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware students who are enrolled in a post-secondary culinary arts or hospitality management program. The scholarship program is administered by The Rousseau Foundation’s charitable foundation. We will provide students with the opportunity to further their education in the hospitality industry.
To be eligible for the scholarship program applicants must be a Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware resident who is either a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into a hospitality or culinary arts program at an accredited post-secondary institution for the coming school year or a currently enrolled post-secondary student who will be studying in a hospitality or culinary arts program during the coming school year. Applications must be completed online by April 30th. After you click to apply, you will be prompted to create an account. Once you create a user account and begin an application, you can save your work and return later to finish. If you have any questions, please contact us.
You will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation (Can be sourced from any combination of teachers/instructors, employers, and/or personal references), transcript from most recently attended school, a short essay (300 words) describing who you are, your work experience and why you wish to pursue a career in the hospitality industry, a letter of acceptance from the post-secondary school (unless currently enrolled) and a resume (optional). If you are unable to provide a digital copy of any of thes documents, you may send in a paper copy to the following address. Any mailed materials must be postmarked by April 1st and clearly labeled with the applicant's name. Scholarships are not automatically recurring, but students may re-apply each year they are eligible. Scholarship monies will be mailed directly to the student in the form of gift card in mid-July. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.