Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, will offer five $20,000 nationwide Culinary Arts and Food Science Scholarships, granted annually, to five students entering their freshman year of college with an undergraduate degree in culinary arts and/or a food science. One of the five scholarships will go to a student enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at County Prep High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Goya’s Culinary Arts Scholarship is available on a competitive basis to students entering an accredited two-year or four-year institution. Scholarships are in the amount of $5,000 awarded per academic year starting in Fall 2018 and are renewable for up to three additional years provided the student remains eligible to receive funding, totaling $20,000.
“We’ve always believed that through education and hard work, anyone can achieve a better future for themselves and their family,” says Peter Unanue, Executive Vice President of Goya Foods. “We encourage students across the country who have a passion for food and nutrition to apply for the scholarship to support their continued academic success.”
Applicants of the Goya Culinary Arts Scholarship will be selected based on the standard requirements established by Goya and administered by Scholarship America® 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, students (1) Must plan to be enrolled in college full time starting in Fall 2018 in a degree seeking program within the U.S. as a Freshman at a two or four-year U.S. accredited institution to obtain their first 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 be willing to complete 10 hours per month of community service while receiving funding; (5) Must be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
For more information and to apply, please log onto www.goya.com. Applications are due no later than February 15, 2018.