LARAF accepting 2022 Scholarship Applications

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The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022 Scholarship Program. Students enrolled at the following institutions are encouraged to apply, Nicholls State University, NOCHI, University of Holy Cross, University of New Orleans, Delgado Community College and many more.

The scholarship will be awarded to qualified students who intend to pursue a career in the restaurant, food service, tourism, or hospitality industry. ProStart students who completed the Certificate of Achievement will be given priority. This is valid for one school year. Students may reapply each year to be considered for a scholarship in the next award cycle for up to four years.

Since its inception in 2009, the LRA Education Foundation has awarded over $650,000 through its scholarship fund. To further educate Prostar students, culinary/hospitality students, industry employees and educators, this financial support has created an annual class of LRAEF Scholars. These scholars have chosen the culinary and/or hospitality fields as a career choice or wish to continue to work in the industry. With this financial support, Scholars have access to post secondary education in the culinary fields or special certificate programs for educators or industry professionals. The scholarships are awarded for one time financial assistance.

The LRAEF, in partnership with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, will award its annual Louisiana Seafood Scholarship. One individual will be awarded the LRAEF’s most prestigious award, the Jim Funk Scholarship, which is named for the former LRA President & CEO who guided creation of the LRAEF during his 30 years with the organization.


  • Applicants must intend to pursue a career in the restaurant, foodservice, tourism, or hospitality industry.

Deadline: February 4, 2022

To apply for the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education visit