JBF National Scholars Program


JBF's National Scholars Program, which launched in 2016, provides twelve (12) high-impact scholarships of $20,000 each to food-focused candidates of exceptional talent. To ensure regional diversity of this national program, one awardee will be selected from each of the ten geographic regions defined by the James Beard Foundation Awards. Candidates for the twelve (12) National Scholarships have demonstrated the potential for leadership roles in culinary arts, food studies, agriculture, hospitality management, and related fields. Scholars are selected according to academic merit, as well as personal and professional recommendations.


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