US Foods Scholars program
Since 2017, the US Foods® Scholars program has awarded financial support and professional development to students pursuing careers in the culinary arts, restaurant and hospitality industries.
Along with our partners – Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and Scholarship America – we identify deserving candidates who require additional resources to continue their culinary or hospitality journey.
Each student named a US Foods Scholar receives a $20,000 scholarship to support their education, as well as exclusive opportunities to engage with and learn from US Foods Chefs and professionals.
In inspiring the next generation of culinary talent to reach their full potential, US Foods Scholars helps fulfill the promises of our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, promoting diversity and inclusion in the foodservice industry, while helping to fill the overarching labor shortage impacting us all.
Currently, US Foods Scholars is recruiting and supporting students in nine markets: Atlanta, Arizona, Austin, Birmingham, Chicago, Daytona Beach, New York City, Portland and Raleigh.
Our US Foods Scholars have gained industry experience participating in US Foods Scoop™ product launches, customer visits, in-kitchen demo days with US Foods Chefs and other exclusive professional development opportunities.
BECOME A US FOODS® SCHOLAR:
Accepting applications starting on April 5, 2023
US Foods Scholars is cultivating the next generation of great culinary talent, and that journey begins with you. Our 2023 US Foods Scholars application opens on Wednesday, April 5 in partnership with Scholarship America. If you would like to apply, there are two ways to qualify:
1. Post-Secondary Culinary Students – Eligible students pursuing or planning to pursue an associate degree in the culinary arts or hospitality at one of our following partner schools:
- International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Atlanta – Atlanta, Ga.
- Austin Community College – Austin, Texas
- Linn-Benton Community College – Portland, Ore.
- Bethune-Cookman University – Daytona Beach, Fla.
- Lawson State Community College – Birmingham, Ala.
- Wake Technical College – Raleigh, N.C.
Visit usfoods.com/scholars on April 5 to access our online application portal, and apply by May 10 at 3:00 p.m. CT
2. C-CAP Participants – Senior high school participants in the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) in Chicago, Arizona, or New York should NOT complete the online application, but speak with their local program coordinators about how to qualify for US Foods Scholars in their region.