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. The LRAEF reserves the right to make exceptions based on circumstance. 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.
Presented by the LRA CENLA Chapter this scholarship is awarded to qualified applicants from the chapter's eleven (11) parish area: Avoyelles Beauregard Catahoula Concordia Grant LaSalle Natchitoches Rapides Sabine Vernon and Winn parishes.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)-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.