ACC Culinary Arts & Baking and Pastry Scholarship
The Culinary Arts Department awards 2 – $1,000 Scholarships each award period (Spring & Fall) for current Culinary and Pastry Arts Students who meet the following criteria:
● Culinary Arts major.
● Have at least a 3.0 GPA as a first-time, former, or current ACC student.
● Include a 1000 word essay that answers the question, “Do you feel that community service
should be taught in the culinary arts program and why?”
●Financial need (as determined by ACC Financial Aid Office).
The deadlines for applications are November 1st (Spring) and April 1st (Fall) of each year.
Students must complete the General Application located within the Culinary Arts/Baking & Pastry Scholarship page. Note: Your culinary essay must be attached to the application.
Cheryl Drummond Culinary Arts Scholarship
ACC Culinary alumna Cheryl Drummond has set up a scholarship to assist women enrolled in the Culinary Arts program.
Additional Culinary Scholarships Opportunities
● US Foods Scholars – Two recipients chosen from ACC Culinary each year!
US Foods Scholars awards financial support and professional development opportunities to students who plan to pursue an education in the culinary arts and enter the restaurant industry. We work with our partners, the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and the American Culinary Federation (ACF), to identify deserving students who have demonstrated outstanding potential and achievement in the culinary arts, and require additional resources to take the next step on their culinary journey. The program aims to inspire students to reach their full potential and contribute a meaningful solution to the talent shortage facing the restaurant industry.
● Les Dames d’Escoffier of Austin Scholarships
Apply for Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarship here
The Austin Les Dames scholarships are for local women who are pursuing full-time culinary coursework in a culinary arts program for professional development. The Austin Dames will also select women to receive Beyond the Classroom stipends for career-related continuing education expenses, such as conference attendance, exams and professional certification.
● James Beard Foundation Scholarship
The James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program helps aspiring culinary students realize their dreams by supporting them on a path to success in the rewarding world of the hospitality industry. Professional grants enable those already working in the industry to gain experience and hone their skills.
● American Culinary Federation
With the support of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC), ACF offers educational scholarships to high school students, college students, professional chefs looking to further their education or become certified and student culinary teams currently competing at ACF regional and national conferences.
● Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.
● NEWH- The Hospitality Industry Network Scholarships
NEWH, Inc. and its chapters are tasked with fundraising to provide scholarship dollars for eligible students wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry. NEWH Chapters offer scholarships annually. (Students interested in applying to use this scholarship at ACC need to apply via the Houston Chapter of NEWH.)