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2020-2021 Scholarship Application is Now Open!

The 2020-2021 Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship application is now open through April 14, 2020. Click here to apply.

Please contact Kari Kramer by email:  kkramer@illinoisrestaurants.org or 312-380-4117 with any questions. 

Since its inception, the IRA Educational Foundation has awarded over $3 million to deserving students pursuing Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management in post-secondary degrees.

  

2019 Scholarship Awards Luncheon- June 23, 2019

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, the Foundation held its annual Scholarship Award Luncheon at Current Kitchen (sponsored by Eurest/Compass Group).  Awards were given to 82 high school and college students that plan to pursue Culinary and Hospitality degrees at colleges and universities across the country.  

The Foundation awarded $180,000 to 82 students attending 33 different colleges and universities. Recipients will be attending local colleges such as Kendall College, Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, Robert Morris University, Roosevelt University, Washburne Culinary and Hospitality Institute.  They also attend a variety of highly regarded universities such as The Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales University, Purdue University and more. 

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

 

 

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