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IRAEF Scholarship


Each year, the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF) offers scholarships to support those pursuing culinary arts. Applicants must be permanent residents of Illinois, be accepted or plan to apply to an accredited culinary or hospitality school, college, or university, take a minimum of 9 credit hours each term, and major in culinary arts, restaurant management, foodservice, or another related program.

Scholarship Amount: Varies

Eligible Grade Levels: High School Senior, College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior

Eligible Majors: Culinary, Food Service, Restaurant Management

Residency Requirement: Illinois

Minimum GPA: There is no minimum GPA requirement for this scholarship.

Deadline: May 21, 2021
Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.

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