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Kendall College Scholarships

Achievement Scholarship

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 15% of the cost of tuition. The student must have a high school minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum ACT/SAT score of 18/1290. 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).

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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. Deadline for the application is one month prior to the start of the intended term.

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Dean’s Scholarship

The Dean’s Scholarship valued at 25% of the cost of tuition will be awarded per term for each of the Kendall Schools of: Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts, Business, 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 equivalent) 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 one month prior to the start of the intended term.

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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. Contact your enrollment advisor for more details. Deadline to apply for the Fall 2016 quarter is May 15, 2016.

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*Direct tuition is the cost of schooling but does not include books, supplies or housing.
†Must be completed in seven quarters.

James Beard Awards Scholarship

Up to one (1) waiver of $7,500 will be granted toward tuition for an Associate degree in Culinary Arts and/or Baking and Pastry at Kendall College. Applicants must have a minimum high school cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and must meet all Kendall College admission requirements to be admitted. Please go to the website at https://www.scholarsapply.org/jamesbeard and review the scholarship options and apply by May 15, 2016.

Kendall College Trust Scholarships

The Kendall College Trust is dedicated to providing financial support for students of need enrolled in career programs at Kendall College. Scholarships are available for students in career programs who have completed their first year of study. For more information please visit kendallfoundation.org.

The Kendall College Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit corporation and all donations to the Trust are tax deductible.

Presidential Scholarship

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 equivalent) 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 one month prior to the start of the intended term.

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Note:

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.

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