Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship Program

GoyaGoya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic food company, announces the deadline for their annual nationwide Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship Program offered to four students entering their freshman year of college.  As the leader in Latin American food, Goya’s Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship Program is one of the company’s educational pillars and part of its mission to celebrate, nurture, and preserve Goya’s diverse culinary heritage and future. For more information and to apply, please log onto www.goya.com/scholarships.  Applications are due no later than February 15, 2014.

Administered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest leading Hispanic scholarship organization, Goya’s Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship is available on a competitive basis to students entering a four-year institution as freshmen who are Culinary Arts and/or Food Sciences majors.  Scholarships are in the amount of $5,000 awarded per academic year and are renewable for up to three additional years provided the student remains eligible to receive funding.  Applicants of the Goya Culinary Arts & Food Sciences Scholarship will be selected based on the standard requirements established by Goya and HSF including academic achievement, leadership and financial need, as well as an evaluation of an essay explaining how Goya has enriched their family traditions.

Among the criteria for consideration of the annual $5000 Goya Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship program, the student (1) Must plan to be enrolled in college full time starting in 2012-2013 in a degree seeking program within the U.S. as a Freshman at a four-year U.S. accredited institution to obtain their 1st undergraduate degree; (2) Must be majoring in Culinary Arts and/or Food Sciences; (3) Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; (4) Must complete 10 hours per month of community service while in progress; (5) Must be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application.  All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551; (6) Must have a permanent address in a participating state (see website for details) and; (7) Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures packages and distributes over 1,600 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. The Goya Culinary Arts Scholarship program was established in 2012 in honor of Goya’s 75th Anniversary.

For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com

About Hispanic Scholarship Fund:  Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation’s leading organization working to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree.  HSF envisions a future where every Latino household will have at least one college graduate, creating an enduring impact on the college outlook of Latino families nationwide, and strengthening the American economy for generations to come.

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