Goya Foods on Thursday said enrollment is now open for the company’s annual Culinary Arts and Food Science Scholarships. Students nationwide entering their freshman year of college with an undergraduate degree in culinary arts and/or food science are eligible to apply.
Four students will receive a total of $20,000 each.
Goya’s Culinary Arts Scholarship is available on a competitive basis to students entering an accredited two-year or four-year institution. Scholarships are in the amount of $5,000 awarded per academic year, starting in Fall 2023, and are renewable for up to three additional years provided the student remains eligible to receive funding.
“We believe every student should have access to a good education and an opportunity to go to college,” Bob Unanue, president of Goya Foods, said. “As one of the leading food companies in the world, we want to provide the next generation with the possibility of pursuing their passion in the culinary arts and food sciences, while helping to alleviate some of the financial burden of college expenses.”
Applicants of the Goya Culinary Arts Scholarship will be selected based on the standard requirements established under the Goya Gives program and administered by Scholarship America, including academic achievement, leadership, community service and financial need, as well as an evaluation of an essay explaining how Goya has enriched their family traditions. Since the inception of Goya’s Scholarship Fund in 2011, Goya has granted over $1.7 million in scholarships to students nationwide as well as the sons and daughters of Goya employees.