Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: 05/14/2020
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 85
  • Award Amount: $180,000
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  • Phone: 312-787-4000
  • Fax: 312-787-4792
  • Email:
  • Address: 33 W. Monroe, Suite 250 Chicago, IL 60603

Considering the fact that the foodservice industry in Illinois remains the largest private sector employer in the state,  there is a constant demand of new people getting involved in this important industry.

That is why, the Illinois Restaurant Association is created with the aim to support and provide restaurants in Illinois with educated young people eager to start their careers in this industry.

Since its foundation in 1914, the Illinois Restaurant Association does not get any profit from its activities related to  educating new cooks, so as to improve the whole restaurant industry in Illinois.

Full Description

The Illinois Restaurant Association has organized Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship for both high schools and college students interested in achieving better culinary education.

All people interested in this award should send their application forms up to May 14 2020.

Colleges where the recipients of the award will be able to study are:

  • Kendall College
  • Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago
  • Robert Morris University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Washburne Culinary and
  • Hospitality Institute.

Furthermore, there is a chance of attending more prominent institutes and universities in the United States, such as:

  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Purdue University, among many others.

Who's eligible?

Culinary arts students are involved in this interesting profession, but reaching this career is not at all easy, as there are undeniable difficulties related to expensive education.

That is why these students are trying hard to become eligible and apply for additional types of financial aid, such as scholarships and grants.

The award winners will be high school and college students whose aim is to pursue Culinary and Hospitality degrees at colleges and universities across the United States.

The amount to be awarded is $180,000 and the money will be given to 85 students who enrolled in 33 different colleges and universities.

How to Apply

Those of you who consider themselves appropriate for this award can visit the official website of Illinois Restaurant Association and find the link to the application process.

If you hesitate because you have certain doubts related to scholarship, you can contact IRAEF Executive Director Terrell Johnson at or call the number 312-380-4147.

Scholarship listed under: Culinary Scholarships, Illinois Scholarships

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