The Culinary Trust, the International Association of Culinary Professional's (IACP) philanthropic foundation for 26 years, will accept scholarship applications for formal culinary education and independent study now through March 1, 2011. The 23 scholarships offer an assortment of funding opportunities from accredited culinary schools and organizations worldwide, including two grants named in honor of founding trustee Julia Child.

Scholarship Chair, Jessica Bride, says "The Culinary Trust scholarship program is a one-stop-shop for people seeking financial aid for culinary school or professional development programs. It is rare to have so many incredible opportunities in one place." Scholarship selection is based on merit, foodservice work experience, culinary goals, skills and references.

In order to qualify:
  • Applicants to vocational, associates or bachelors degree scholarships do not need to have foodservice experience unless required for admission to the program of study.
  • Applicants to continuing education & advanced degree scholarships must have two-years of foodservice or related industry experience unless otherwise stated.
  • Applicants to vocational, associates and bachelors degree and continuing education scholarships are required to submit a two-page essay (double-spaced) illustrating their culinary goals.
  • Applicants to independent study scholarships will provide a project proposal in place of the essay.
  • Applicants, who have been students at any time during the five-years prior to application, must have a 3.0 grade-point-average (GPA) or higher and provide a transcript.
  • All applicants are required to submit two letters of professional reference on business or personal letterhead.
  • Independent research scholarship applicants must submit a project proposal with a budget, tentative travel dates and current resume.
There is an application fee due upon receipt of application. The scholarships are valid from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 (unless otherwise noted in the 2011-2012 Scholarship Program Listing) and applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2011.

Visit The Culinary Trust's website at to download the 2011-2012 Scholarship Program Listing & Application, or apply online at 2011-2012 Scholarship Application. Applications may also be received by contacting The Culinary Trust by mail at PO Box 273, New York, New York, 10013, by phone or fax at 646.224.6989, or by email at