The scholarship application period for the 2021-22 school year is now open. Scholarship applications are due by April 1, 2021.
In 2020, the PRLAEF was pleased to award a record $45,265 to 31 Pennsylvania students who are enrolled in a post-secondary culinary arts or hospitality management program.
New for 2021, the PRLAEF Scholarship program will be awarding 12 $2,000 scholarships.
The scholarship program is administered by PRLA's charitable foundation, PRLA Educational Foundation (PRLAEF). It annually provides Pennsylvania students with the opportunity to further their education in the hospitality industry. Since the program's inception in 2006, the PRLAEF has awarded more than $345,000 in scholarship monies.
To be eligible for the scholarship program:
How to Apply
Applications must be completed online by April 1, 2021. After you CLICK TO APPLY, you will be prompted to create an account. Once you create a user account and begin an application, you can save your work and return later to finish. If you have any questions, please contact Hope Sterner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be asked to provide the following*:
* If you are unable to provide a digital copy of any of the above documents, you may send in a paper copy to the following address. Any mailed materials must be postmarked by April 1 and clearly labeled with the applicant's name.
100 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Hospitality work experience is preferred but not required. A personal interview may be required to receive an award. Scholarships are NOT automatically recurring, but students may re-apply each year they are eligible.
Candidates will be notified in mid-April whether or not they will receive a scholarship award. Scholarship monies will be mailed directly to the institution of higher education in mid-July. For more information, call (800) 345-5353 or email email@example.com.
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