Outside Scholarships

There are many other potential scholarship sources that students should consider to help finance their education. Students should contact the higher education assistance agency in their home state for information about the possibility of state grants or scholarships. It is recommended that students apply for outside scholarships as soon as possible since most organizations have early application deadlines. 

Scholarship aid is often available from high school and community organizations with which students or their parent(s) may be affiliated. Local libraries are excellent resources for finding information on scholarships from organizations throughout the United States. There are also a number of websites available to assist students in the scholarship search. View a guide to free scholarship searches online, and visit iGrad via jwuLink to view the Scholarship Center.

Many companies provide scholarship aid for children of their employees, while others provide aid directly to students who work for them part time while in school.

View the complete list of JWU scholarships, get more information and download applications.

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

Scholarship aid is allocated each year by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation to the College of Hospitality Management. Awards are made on the basis of student intent to work in the hotel industry, cumulative average and need. Sophomores who are continuing their education should contact their faculty advisor for further information. The foundation also offers numerous scholarships for culinary arts majors.

Connecticut Chefs Association

Scholarships are reserved for second-year culinary arts students who reside in Connecticut. To apply, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), letters of recommendation from instructors and a copy of academic record to the Scholarship Chairman, Connecticut Chefs Association Inc., PO Box 136, Wethersfield, CT, 06109.

Dollars for Scholars

Johnson & Wales University will match up to $2,500 in scholarship awards made to entering students by affiliated Dollars for Scholars chapters of Scholarship America.

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation administers and awards various merit scholarships to qualified undergraduate students in food service related majors.