Since 1968, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Foundation has awarded annual tuition assistance to students seeking higher education in the culinary and hospitality field. The Scholarship Foundation is supported by a portion of member dues, generous donations and GGRA events throughout the year. The recipients of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Foundation awards are local Bay Area residents in need of additional financial assistance in order to pursue their education. In addition to tuition scholarships, the GGRA Scholarship Foundation also contributes funds every year to the San Francisco Unified School District’s Career Technical Education Department. These funds go directly to pay high school juniors and seniors for summer internships in the industry.
Applications are available beginning January 1 of every year, and the deadline for receipt of completed applications by the fund office is April 30. Trustees will meet the review applications in May and interview potential scholarship recipients in June. For more information about the Scholarship Foundation, contact Donnalyn Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must be California residents at time of application submission and pursue a major in food service.