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Scholarship Application will open November 2018

Since its inception, the IRA Educational Foundation has awarded over $2.8 million to deserving students pursuing Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management in post-secondary degrees.

2018 Scholarship Award Luncheon- June 24, 2018

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, the Foundation will hold their annual Scholarship Award Luncheon at Current Kitchen (sponsored by Eurest/Compass Group).  Awards will be given to high school and college students that plan to pursue Culinary and Hospitality degrees at colleges and universities across the country.  

In 2017, the Foundation awarded $178,500 to 24 students students. 2017 recipients currently attend local colleges such as Kendall College, French Pastry School, Robert Morris University, Roosevelt University, Washburne Culinary and Hospitality Institute.  They also attend a variety of highly regarded universities such as Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales University, Purdue University and more. 

Please check back in November 2018 for the 2019-2020 Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship Application.

Click HERE for links to additional scholarship opportunities from other organizations.

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