Kendall College Scholarships
Kendall Achievement Scholarships are available for the current year High School graduates who are nominated by their high school. The student is eligible to receive an award of 25% of the cost of tuition, if they are selected based on their submitted essay. The student must have a high school minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, a minimum ACT/SAT score of 18/1290 and the nomination form must be submitted to Kendall by school personnel. The scholarship is for the entire length of the student’s degree program, so long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing. Application deadline is May 31 (summer term start) or August 31 (fall term start).
Alumni Legacy Scholarship
The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is a one-time award available to prospective students who are referred to Kendall College by a Kendall College graduate. This award is valued at $1,000 and will be disbursed equally over the first three quarters of the student’s enrollment at Kendall so long as the student maintains continuous enrollment and maintains good academic standing. This scholarship may be used for any of Kendall’s four programs. Scholarship submittal deadline is the same date as the intended term start application deadline.
The Dean’s Scholarship valued at 25% of the cost of tuition will be awarded per term for each of the Kendall Schools of: Business, Culinary Arts, Education and Hospitality Management. Any first time enrolled student who meets the academic entry requirements may apply for an award. All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from either a professional or academic source citing the student’s abilities to succeed in his or her chosen field, an essay demonstrating commitment to the field of study, resume and official transcripts. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or above in the most recent academic level. If High School is the most recent academic level, an ACT score of 24 or above (or SAT equivalant) is required. The scholarship is for the entire length of the student’s degree program, so long as the student maintains continuous full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing. Deadline for the application is three weeks prior to the start of the intended term.
One Presidential Scholarship valued at 50% of the cost of tuition will be awarded per term. Any first time enrolled student who meets the academic entry requirements may apply for an award. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from either a professional or academic source citing the student’s abilities to succeed in his or her chosen field, an essay demonstrating commitment to the field of study, resume and official transcripts. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or above in the most recent academic level. If High School is the most recent academic level, an ACT score of 26 or above (or SAT equivelant) is required. The scholarship is for the entire length of the student’s degree program, so long as the student maintains continuous, full-time enrollment remains in good academic standing. Deadline for the application is three weeks prior to the start of the intended term.
Frontera Match Scholarship
The Frontera Scholarship, in partnership with Rick Bayless, is valued at 100% direct tuition costs* for the AAS in culinary arts or AAS in baking and pastry†. The scholarship is awarded every year to a candidate who meets all the requirements. Once the candidate is selected by the panel, he or she will be required to satisfy community service projects, accompany the Frontera team to Mexico during the summer and will do their internship with the Frontera Team. To qualify, the student must be of first or second generation Mexican-American. In the case of a second generation student, at least one of the parents must be of Mexican origin. To verify, applicant must submit: official documentation of Mexican birth or citizenship of the applicants or the applicant’s parents. Student must have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA, be a current senior in high school in a Chicago Public School (CPS) or graduated from a CPS high school within the last year and demonstrate some level of foodservice experience or food classes at the high school level. The applicant must be admitted as a student at Kendall College and submit the application and proper paperwork by the scholarship deadline.
*Direct tuition is the cost of schooling but does not include books, supplies or housing.
Must be completed in seven quarters.
Scholarships and awards are generally available for first-time enrolled at Kendall students only and may not be combined with need-based institutional awards, or any other tuition reduction.
There are numerous scholarships available based on financial need, academic achievement, interests and special needs and criteria. In addition, millions of scholarship dollars nationwide go unclaimed every year. Check out the resources below to see if you could qualify.
American Hotel & Lodging Education Foundation
City of College Dreams
Degree Directory Academic Business Scholarship
Federal Student Aid
Gateways Scholarship Program (Illinois Network of Childcare Resource & Referral Agencies)
Giving Soul College Student Scholarship Program
GOYA Foods Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship Program
Hispanic College Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Illinois Restaurant Association
International Food Service Executives Association
International Foodservice Editorial Council
International Student Fund
James Beard Foundation
Jewish Vocational Service Chicago
Les Dames d’Escoffier International (Culinary Women)
Meeting Professionals International
National Association of College & University Food Services
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality Scholarship
Spokeo Connections Scholarship
The American Institute of Wine & Food
The Culinary Trust
The Sallie Mae Fund
Tourism Cares Scholarship
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
United Methodist Scholarship
United Negro College Fund