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The BlueNalu Student Essay Competition - DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday March 4, 2021!

BlueNalu’s mission is to be the global leader in cellular aquaculture, providing consumers with great tasting, healthy, safe and trusted cell-based seafood products that support the sustainability and diversity of our ocean.

A key element of BlueNalu’s mission is to promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 14.  The Eat Blue™ educational platform, sponsored by BlueNalu, supports SDG 14 by celebrating life below water and the people who make a difference. It is a multimedia campaign for exploring the depths of ocean optimism and seafood sustainability that connect consumers to the stories that matter. It is a community dedicated to sustainability and conserving ocean biodiversity.

In partnership with the Culinology Education Foundation, BlueNalu is offering a scholarship to the best essay that answers, “What does it mean to you to Eat BlueTM?” Essay details can be found by clicking here. First prize is $750, second is $450, third prize is $300.

2021 Scholarships Opportunities 

The deadline to enter into this competition has passed. 

"Who Wants to be a Culinologist?" Scholarship Competition 

The deadline to enter into this competition has passed. 

Get Involved. Join the Student Committee Today!

Join us in creating the future of food by getting involved with the RCA Student Committee. If you are a RCA student we would love to have you join the RCA Student Committee! Please contact Kyle Stuart, Board Liasion to the Student Committee, to get involved. Student Committee calls are held once a month. If you are interested in helping with the below initiatives please let us know.

The Student Committee is currently pursuing the following initiatives:

  • Planning student events at a regional level
  • Promoting the Food Evolution Competition and encouraging submissions
  • Recruiting students from every RCA recognized school to join the Student Committee
  • Publishing blog posts to The Culinologist, a place where students, professionals, and food geeks share their food interests
  • Creating and establishing a student presence on RCA social media platforms
  • And more!

Questions? Contact us at or at (312)321-6861.