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

Charles-Akins

Charles Akins

WRA Milwaukee Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Milwaukee Area Technical College

Brady-Anderson

Brady Anderson

Apitz/Quinnies Family Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison Collage

Adrienne-Bain

Adrienne Bain

Herbert & Nada Mahler Scholarship

Baking and Pastry Management at Waukesha County Technical College

Biranna-Banks

Brianna Banks

MillerCoors Scholarship

Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

Neve-Blanz

Neve Blanz

Aderis De Rosa Scholarship

Food Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Joseph-Clemmons

Joseph Clemmons

Ryan von Rutenberg Scholarship

Business Management at Madison College

Hayden-Cohan

Hayden Cohan

Manufacturers’ Agents for the Food Service Industry Scholarship

Environmental Science at University of New England

Samantha-Fischer

Samantha Fischer

WRA Big Four Chapter Scholarship and Chef Jeff Igel Family Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Jacob-Frey

Jacob Frey

WRA Madison Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

Emma-Gane

Emma Gane

American Institute of Wine and Food Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Northcentral Technical College

Katelyn-Hankey

Katelyn Hankey

Society Insurance Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Sawyer-Hebblewhite

Sawyer Hebblewhite

Kristen Leffel/WRA River Valley Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Patricia-Jansen

Patricia Jansen

Culver Family Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Gateway Technical College

Sally-Kalchbrenner

Sally Kalchbrenner

Otto & William Brakebush Scholarship and Ron & Lillian Heuser Scholarship

Food Science at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Andrew-Kettner

Andrew Kettner

Alfred Peck Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

Allison-Kloth

Allison Kloth

Heinz & Lisette Fischer Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Northcentral Technical College

Ashley-Knipschield

Ashley Knipschield

Aaron & Katie Guenther Scholarship and WRA South Central/JoAnn O’Malley Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

Chase-LeCount

Chase LeCount

Herman Leis Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Saint Paul College

Valerie-MacMIllan

Valerie MacMillan

Adolf Brettschneider Scholarship

Dietetics at Mount Mary

Chamanpreet-Pangli

Chamanpreet Pangli

Fred Boelter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

Alexandra-Ploeger

Alexandra Ploeger

Apitz/Quinnies Family Scholarship

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

Autumn-Riewestahl

Autumn Riewestahl

Ryberg Family Scholarship

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

Patricia-Rodriguez

Patricia Rodriguez

Dick Kroening Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Amber-Rustlie

Amber Rustlie

Culver Family Scholarship

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

Jose-Luis-Shanchez

Jose Luis Sanchez

Steve Sazama Scholarship

Culinary Management at Western Technical College

Jennifer-Schipper

Jennifer Schipper

Chef Bill Dougherty Scholarship

Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

Emily-Schumacher

Emily Schumacher

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – Ernst Florsheim Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Southwest Technical College

Cora-Selke

Cora Selke

WRA Eastern Shore Chapter Scholarship

Family and Consumer Sciences Education at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Bobbie-Steines

Bobbi Steines

Herbert & Nada Mahler Scholarship

Business Management at Fox Valley Technical College

Caleb-Suda

Caleb Suda

WRA Green Bay Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

Nicole-TenHaken

Nicole TenHaken

Bernard & Maureen Schreiner Scholarship

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

Molly-Thorne

Molly Thorne

Al Gagliano Scholarship

Agriculture Education at University of Wisconsin River Falls

Samantha-Tjugum

Samantha Tjugum

WRA West Wisconsin Chapter Scholarship

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

Kari-Walker

Kari Walker

Food Fight Restaurant Group Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

Garrett-Wilke

Garrett Wilke

ACF Chefs of Milwaukee Scholarship

Culinary Arts at The Culinary Institute of America

Marina-Windmoeller

Marina Windmoeller

Magnificent 7 Scholarship

Culinary Management at Western Technical College

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.