|The LRA Education Foundation is accepting applications |
for the 2012-2013 semesters. Two scholarships are
available--General Hospitality and LRAEF/NRAEF
In an effort to further educate Louisiana ProStart students, culinary/hospitality students, industry employees and educators, the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF) created its Scholarship Fund in 2009. Designed with hopes that the recipients select the culinary and/or hospitality fields as a career choice or continue to work in the industry, the LRAEF awarded $40,000 in scholarships to 12 students in 2011.
“The LRAEF is proud to offer monetary assistance to students both beginning and furthering their education in the culinary and general hospitality fields,” said LRAEF Executive Director Alice Glenn. “Louisiana is on pace to add 17,400 new industry positions by the 2022 according to the Louisiana Workforce Commision. Our goal is to continue attracting young people to restaurant careers and providing merit-based financial assistance whenever possible.”
The LRAEF is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 semesters. Applications are due June 8, 2012.
With two scholarship offerings—the LRAEF General Hospitality Scholarship and the LRAEF-National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) Co-Branded Scholarship, the fund allows recipients access to post-secondary education in the culinary and/or hospitality fields or special certificate programs for educators and industry professionals. The scholarships are awarded for one time financial assistance.
General Hospitality Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted in a hospitality or culinary degree seeking program such as bachelor and/or association. The purpose is to provide an opportunity to educate students with hopes that the recipients select the culinary and/or hospitality fields as a career choice. Scholarship awards may vary based on available funds and are merit based.
LRAEF-NRAEF Co-Branded Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted in a hospitality or culinary degree seeking program such as bachelor and/or associate. They must also be currently enrolled as a ProStart student or have completed the ProStart Program. Scholarship awards may vary based on available funds and are merit based.
The mission of the LRAEF, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, is to promote the industry as a career choice to our current and future workforce, offer scholarships and professional development. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Alice Glenn, firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 454-2277, ext. 565.