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The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, with the support of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), offers educational scholarships to high school students, college students, apprentices and professional chefs looking to further their education.

How to Apply

Review scholarship and grant application for eligibility and application procedures. Applications must be submitted with all supporting documentation by the deadline listed on the application. Only complete applications will be considered by the scholarship review committee. Only students enrolling or enrolled in American schools may apply.

Applications may be e-mailed to or mailed to:

ACFEF Scholarships, Education Department, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095

Scholarship Applications

  • Future Postsecondary Students (Deadline: March 31)
  • Current Postsecondary Students/ACFEF-registered Apprentices (Deadline: March 31)

Scholarship Applications for Specific Schools

  • Culinary Institute of America (Deadline: May 1)
  • Johnson & Wales University (Deadline: December 1)

Professional Development Grants

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to exemplary working culinary professionals who wish to update their skills through continuing education. Grants will be awarded based on availability of funds throughout the year. (Deadline: March 31)

  • Professional Development GrantProfessional Development Grant

National Organization Sponsored Scholarships

Scholarship Recipients

Online Scholarship Resources


For more information, please call 800-624-9458, ext. 254, or e-mail