Scholarships available for culinary arts students

You don't have to be a top athlete in order to qualify for financial assistance like scholarships. Many students assume that they're not eligible for scholarships and don't realize the amount of support and help that is available. Depending on your field of study, there may be even more assistance available.

In an example of how corporate organizations can help students pursue rewarding careers and postsecondary degrees, Goya Foods recently announced that it would make a new scholarship program available to students who are interested in pursuing careers in the culinary arts. The organization, which is the largest Hispanic foods company in America, announced the Goya Scholarship Fund to coincide with the organization's 75th anniversary, and will award the $5,000 aid packages to students who maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 while enrolled in a full-time degree program.

Some educational establishments also offer scholarships to culinary arts students. One example of this is Hudson County Community College in New Jersey. The school recently awarded Janine Migliaccio, a culinary arts major, with a scholarship to pursue her educational goals, according to the New Jersey Journal.

Regardless of your major, talk to your college admissions officer and financial aid department to find out what scholarships are available to you, and don't forget to apply for loan-based financial aid too.

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