Scholarships & Grants

Scholarship and grant resources available to you

$800,000 in Scholarships and Grants for 2015

Our friendly Student Finance department staff member meeting with a student

$1,000,000 in Scholarships and Grants for 2016

Mission: Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts (AESCA), strives to afford multiple opportunities for students to fund their education by limiting the use of outside loan sources whenever possible.

Competitive Culinary Scholarships:

Competitive Culinary Arts Scholarships:

The 2016 Escoffier High School Student Recipe Scholarship Competition

The 2016 Escoffier High School Student Recipe Scholarship Competition

Contestants will have the opportunity to compete for 40 scholarships totaling $40,000!

Competition Details:

This contest is open to any High School Senior who is interested in pastry or culinary arts. Twenty winning recipes at each campus (10 culinary and 10 baking & pastry) will be selected by a panel of experienced chefs and educators.  Each contestant may submit only one original signature dish recipe. The top 10 signature dish recipes in each category at each campus will win a $1,000 scholarship to attend either Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas or Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado.

Who’s Eligible:

All High School Seniors who are interested in pastry or culinary arts.

Recipe Requirements:

  1. Each recipe must be original, and created and owned exclusively by the contestant submitting the recipe.
  2. Each recipe must reflect a complete signature dish recipe.

How to Enter:

To enter, you will first need to download an entry form and submit to the desired campus below:

  1. Contestants will be required to email their signature dish recipe along with two photos (different angles) to their prospective campus of either Austin, TX or Boulder, CO.
  2. Contestants must then upload their photo onto their personal Facebook page and tag “Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts” to qualify.
  3. By submitting a signature dish recipe, each contestant agrees to the competition rules and agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final.
  4. Deadline for entry is April 1, 2016.

Rights in Submissions:

By entering a recipe in the Escoffier High School Student Recipe Scholarship Competition, each entrant hereby grants to Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts or its designee a license to use or publish without any further right of approval by or compensation to the entrant.*Scholarships are applied to a student’s account over the course of a student’s time in school.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), ProStart® & SkillsUSA Competition Scholarship Awards

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), ProStart® & SkillsUSA Competition Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Award:
Any student competing in a food related event is eligible to receive the 1st – 3rd place scholarship awards

National Level
Each participant receives $500.00
1st place: $7,000.00
2nd place: $5,000.00
3rd place: $3,000.00

State Level
Each participant receives $500.00
1st place: $5,000.00
2nd place: $3,000.00
3rd place: $2,000.00

Regional Level
Each participant receives $500.00
1st place: $3,000.00
2nd place: $2,000.00
3rd place: $1,500.00

Students must provide proof of the applicable competition award. We will reach out to the appropriate representative for confirmation. To provide proof of the applicable competition award, contact:

Austin, TX campus: admissionsaustin@escoffier.edu
Boulder, CO campus: admissionsboulder@escoffier.edu

Institutional Scholarship (IS)

Institutional Scholarship (IS):

An Institutional scholarship

An Institutional scholarship encompasses multiple categories and has one scholarship application award. The scholarships in this category are eligible to be awarded together, but students cannot exceed the overall scholarship maximum based on FAFSA EFC threshold.

Scholarships listed in this category are as follows (for the documentation requirements for these categories, please refer to the actual scholarship applications)

  • Passion Award
  • Child/Spouse of Veteran
  • Industry Grant
  • Tribal Matching benefit
  • Single Parent Grant
  • Alumni

Student Veteran Scholarship

Student Veteran Scholarship:

The Student Veteran Scholarship may be stacked with the Institutional scholarship category, but cannot exceed the overall scholarship maximum based on FAFSA EFC threshold.

A student that is eligible for Veterans Benefits (i.e., Chapter 33, 30, etc.) is eligible for the Veterans Scholarship without completing a FAFSA.

High School Program Scholarships (HSPS)

High School Program Scholarships (HSPS):

Scholarships listed in this category are not eligible to be stacked with any other category (i.e., you cannot stack a 1st place ProStart scholarship with an institutional scholarship). Must adhere closely to the application and documentation requirements as they vary by each category.

Scholarships listed in this category are as follows (for the documentation requirements for these categories, please refer to the actual scholarship applications):

  • FCCLA
  • ProStart
  • SkillsUSA
  • 2016 Escoffier High School Student Recipe Scholarship Competition

Other Scholarship Resources

Other Scholarship Resources:

Additional possible sources of grants and scholarships for your research: 

Les Dames d'Escoffier Legacy Award

Further information is available from the Legacy Awards Co-Chairs, Dames Alison Awerbuch at 914.631.3030 Ext. 526 or aawerbuch@abigailkirsch.com, or Sue Huffman Robison at 916.514.8048 or suebhuffman@yahoo.com.

International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
455 South Forth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
502.581.9786 phone
502.589.3602 fax

Colorado Restaurant Association's Education Fund
430 E. 7th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
303.830.2972 phone
800.522.2973 phone
303.830.2973 fax

National Restaurant Association (NRA)
1200 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036-3907
202.331.5900 phone
202.331.2429 fax

American Culinary Federation (ACF)
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32085
800.624.9458 phone
904.825.4758 fax

American Dietetic Association (ADA)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606
800.877.1600 phone

The James Beard Foundation
167 West 12th St.
New York, NY 10011
212.675.2984 phone
212.645.1438 fax

American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF)
213-37 39th Avenue, Box 216
Bayside, NY 11361
800.274.2493 phone
718.522.0204 fax 

Colorado BPW Education Foundation
P.O. Box 1189
Boulder, CO 80306
303.443.2573 phone
720.564.0397 fax

Women's Foodservice Forum
South Point Office Center
1650 West 82nd Street, Suite 650
Bloomington, MN 55431
866.368.8008 phone

International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA)
2609 Surfwood Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89128
702.430.9217 phone
702.430.9223 fax