The Culinary Trust Announces Scholarship Program

The Culinary Trust Announces the 2011-2012 Scholarship Program

for Emerging and Established Professionals


New York, NY (December 30, 2010)  

The Culinary Trust, the International Association of Culinary Professional's (IACP) philanthropic foundation for 26 years, will accept scholarship applications for formal culinary education and independent study now through March 1, 2011.  The 23 scholarships offer an assortment of funding opportunities from accredited culinary schools and organizations worldwide, including two grants named in honor of founding trustee Julia Child.


The Culinary Trust has awarded over a million dollars since 1992, improving the careers of students and professionals alike. Chef Tessa Lieberman comments "Everyone is amazed, as I was, that there are even grants for chefs!" And recent graduate Katherine Humphus agrees. "I cannot put into words the wealth of knowledge and training that I gained."
Scholarship Chair, Jessica Bride, says "The Culinary Trust scholarship program is a one-stop-shop for people seeking financial aid for culinary school or professional development programs.  It is rare to have so many incredible opportunities in one place." Scholarship selection is based on merit, foodservice work experience, culinary goals, skills and references. In order to qualify:  

  • Applicants to vocational, associates or bachelors degree scholarships do not need to have foodservice experience unless required for admission to the program of study.
  • Applicants to continuing education & advanced degree scholarships must have two-years of foodservice or related industry experience unless otherwise stated.
  • Applicants to vocational, associates and bachelors degree and continuing education scholarships are required to submit a two-page essay (double-spaced) illustrating their culinary goals. Applicants to independent study scholarships will provide a project proposal in place of the essay.
  • Applicants, who have been students at any time during the five-years prior to application, must have a 3.0 grade-point-average (GPA) or higher and provide a transcript.
  • All applicants are required to submit two letters of professional reference on business or personal letterhead.
  • Independent research scholarship applicants must submit a project proposal with a budget, tentative travel dates and current resume.
  • There is an application fee due upon receipt of application.

The scholarships are valid from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 (unless otherwise noted in the 2011-2012 Scholarship Program Listing) and applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2011.


2011-12 Scholarship Donors:

Applicants may visit The Culinary Trust's Web site at to download the 2011-2012 Scholarship Program Listing & Application which provides complete details for all available awards, or apply online at 2011-2012 Scholarship Application. Applications may also be received by contacting The Culinary Trust by mail at PO Box 273 New York, NY 10013, by phone or fax at 646.224.6989, or by email at



About The Culinary Trust
The Culinary Trust, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, provides culinary professionals with the tools and opportunities to understand and act on critical issues in the world of food. It solicits, manages and distributes funds for educational and charitable programs related to the culinary industry in the areas of scholarships for students and career professionals, library research and travel grants for food writers, cookbook preservation and restoration, and hunger alleviation.

About IACP
Founded in 1978, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) connects culinary professionals with the people, places and knowledge they need to succeed. Its 3,000 members represent a distinguished roster of influential food professionals that include cooking teachers and cooking school owners; caterers, chefs and restaurateurs; food writers and cookbook authors; editors and publishers of the world's consumer and trade press; food stylists and photographers; wine professionals; television personalities; recipe developers and test kitchen personnel; public relations, marketing and communications professionals; and many others with a special interest in the culinary arts.  To learn more about IACP, please visit

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