The purpose of the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF) scholarship program is to support the continuing education of individuals pursuing a career in the culinary and/or hospitality industry. Scholarship awards are merit-based and may vary based on available funds. Checks will be issued directly to the educational institution after confirmation of student's full-time enrollment is received. Funds may be used for tuition books fees room and board. The LRA Board Fund Scholarship is awarded to Louisiana students who intend to pursue a career in the restaurant food service tourism or hospitality industry. This fund is supported through a generous annual donation by the LRA Board of Directors.
Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted in a bachelor and/or associate degree seeking program for at least two (2) consecutive semesters/terms after the award date. Courses of study can include but are not limited to culinary hospitality & tourism business or management programs in order to pursue a career in the restaurant food service tourism or hospitality industry. Funds cannot go to certificate programs. Applicants chosen as scholarship recipients must be classified as full-time students. Supplemental materials: -Three (3) letters of recommendation & character reference forms (no relatives)-Current Official Transcript (originals only; no copies or unofficial documents will be accepted)-Copy of ProStart Certification (if applicable)-Essay (500-word minimum 1000-word maximum; typed double spaced)For more information or to apply please visit the scholarship provider's website.