STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The WRA Education Foundation awards over $40,000 in scholarships annually based on future plans in foodservice, academic records and recommendations. Winners are recognized at the annual Celebration of Excellence. Funding is provided by the Foundation’s Endowment Fund.

Stacy Leverenz

WRA Staff Contact

Stacy Leverenz | Education Foundation, Program Coordinator

sleverenz@wirestaurant.org

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APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP

Minimum qualifications for WRA Education Foundation scholarships are:

  • Must be pursuing post-secondary education in fields related to the restaurant and hospitality industries, such as Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, and Food Science. Other programs are considered if intentions are to have a career in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
  • Accepted at a nationally accredited, post-secondary school, enrolled with a minimum of 6 credits for the 2019/20 academic year.
  • Completed application that includes employer or instructor recommendations and school transcripts.

Application Deadline: Closed until Fall 2019
No hand-written applications will be accepted.

2018 Scholarship Winners

Kylie-Amundson

Kylie Amundson

Ron & Lillian Heuser Scholarship

Family and Consumer Science Education at University of Wisconsin – Stout

Amanda-F-Chandler

Amanda Chandler

Chef Bill Dougherty Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Joseph-Clemmons

Joseph Clemmons

Ryan von Rutenberg Scholarship

Business Management at Madison College

Kayla-Correll

Kayla Correll

Culver Family Scholarship

Career and Technical Education at University of Wisconsin – Stout

Eleanor-Drosen

Eleanor Drosen

Society Insurance Scholarship

Baking and Pastry Arts at Johnson and wales University

Kelly-Gonzalez

Kelly Gonzales

Al Gagliano Scholarship

Baking and Pastry Management at Waukesha County Technical College

Adam-Hale

Adam Hale

Food Fight Restaurant Group Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

Katelyn-Halladay

Katelyn Halladay

Ryberg Family and Aaron & Katie Guenther Scholarships

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin – Stout

Mercedes-Haugen

Mercedes Haugen

WRA Big Four Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Christina-Hill

Christina Hill

American Institute of Wine & Food Scholarship

Culinary Management at Southwest Technical College

Andrew-Kettner

Andrew Kettner

WRA Madison Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

Allison-Kloth

Allison Kloth

Herman Leis and MillerCoors Scholarships

Culinary Arts at Northcentral Technical College

Makayla-Kulow

Makayla Kulow

Steve Sazama Scholarship

Dietetics at University of Wisconsin – Stout

Bailey-Landry

Bailey Landry

WRA South Central/JoAnn O’Malley Scholarship

Culinary Nutrition at Johnson and Wales University

Sarah-Lotz

Sarah Lotz

Adolf Brettschneider Scholarshi

Hospitality Management at Lakeland University

Madelyn-Meyer

Madelyn Meyer

Alfred Peck Scholarship

Baking and Pastry Production at Fox Valley Technical College

Curtis-Nau

Curtis Neu

Bernard & Maureen Schreiner Scholarship

Dietetics at University of Wisconsin – Stout

Gwendolyn-Oldson

Gwendolyn Olson

Manufacturers’ Agents for the Food Service Industry Scholarship

Food Science Education at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

Emily-Perrault

Emily Perrault

Apitz/Quinnies Family, Fred Boelter and Chef Jeff Igel Scholarships

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Toya-Reynolds

Toya Reynolds

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs - Ernst Florsheim Scholarship

Culinary Management at Western Technical College

Hannah-Schultz

Hannah Schultz

Dick Kroening Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Sky-Noah-Sharp

Sky Noah Sharp

Kristin Leffel/WRA River Valley Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

Emily-Song

Emily Song

Otto& William Brakebush Scholarship

Nutrition Science/Dietetics at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

Marie-Stimpson

Marie Stimpson

Apitz/Quinnies Family Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Southwest Technical College

Rhyder-Stokelbusch

Rhyder Stokelbusch

Culver Family Scholarship

Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

Hannah-Stubitsch

Hannah Stubitsch

ACF Chefs of Milwaukee Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University

Makayla-Styer

Makayla Styer

Herbert & Nada Mahler Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin – Stout

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I know if I received a scholarship?

If you are selected for a scholarship, you will be notified by June 1.

How are scholarship funds disbursed?

Scholarship checks are issued to the school in two semester installments to be applied toward the student’s tuition and expenses.

What if I don’t attend school for the full year?

You will forfeit any unpaid portion of the scholarship if you don’t attend school both semesters.

Is it ok to provide an unofficial transcript?

Yes! Unofficial transcripts that are received by the deadline are acceptable.