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2022 Scholarships Opportunities 

RCA is pleased to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities for students.

New scholarships will be awarded in 2022, including the Michele Block Memorial Scholarship and the Tyson Foods Scholarship, both offered by the Culinology Education Foundation. In addition, the New England Region is offering two scholarships for 2022.

The New England Scholarship application process is now open! Please scroll down for more information. The Culinology Education Foundation scholarships will open for applications later in 2021, so stay tuned!

CULINOLOGY EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Culinology® Education Foundation places great value on education.  Key to its mission is providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships to qualified students pursuing higher learning opportunities in Culinology®, culinary arts, and food science. Deserving students are awarded these scholarships each year and recognized at The RCA Conference. 

Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year have closed. Please check back soon to apply for 2022 Culinology Education Foundation scholarships. 

Michele Block Memorial Scholarship

micheleblock.jpgMichele Block This scholarship was created by RCA and Darifair Foods in 2006 to honor the memory of Michele Block. Block was a long-time member of the RCA and Vice President of Marketing for Darifiar Foods, one of RCA's founding sponsors. During her time on the Board of Directors, Block acted as the Associate representative. Her dedication to building the organization's successful partnership program, as well as helping to plan several annual conferences, has significantly advanced RCA's mission and contributed immeasurably to its many accomplishments. Read more about the founding of the Michele Block Memorial Scholarship. 

Tyson Foods Scholarship 

This scholarship was established in 2016 by Tyson Foods to create an opportunity for individuals to succeed in the discipline of Culinology® by providing financial assistance in the form of a $1,000 scholarship for qualified students enrolled in a culinary arts or food science program at a college or higher level. Preference may be given to RCA-approved Culinology® degree program students and/or those pursuing a degree with a meat science emphasis. 

Please contact the Foundation at foundation@culinology.org with any questions.


REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

New England Region Student Culinology Scholarship - 2022 Applications Now Being Accepted!

The New England Region of the RCA (NERCA) is proud to announce its fourth annual student scholarship program specifically for the New England region.  It has long been a goal of the NERCA Board members to provide student scholarships as a way to acknowledge the academic pursuit of students studying Culinary Arts and Food Science and their goals to encompass Culinology® within their future goals in the food industry. 

There are two scholarship awards available for 2022, each for $750. The scholarships will be awarded on the merits of:

  • Academic achievement; a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • A focus on Culinology and food science
  • Active RCA student member
  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a New England school or university (CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME).

The deadline to submit an application is March 15, 2022.  

To submit your application, please click this link

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Susanna Tolini


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 Liaison 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 rca@culinology.org or at (312)321-6861.