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The IFMA Education Foundation has announced they will award $252,000 in 2017 stipends and scholarships.

The IFMA Education Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships for qualified culinary, marketing or food science students toward completion of educational requirements. In 2017, the Education Foundation is awarding 46 scholarships to committed foodservice students.

The International Gold & Silver Plate Society, a council of the foundation, awards $1,000 internship stipends to students demonstrating a firm commitment to a career in foodservice (culinary/hospitality).  In 2017, the Society is awarding 22 stipends to deserving students.



The following is the list of schools chosen to receive this years stipends and scholarships:

  • BYU Hawaii
  • Calpoly - The Collins College
  • Cornell University
  • Florida International University
  • Kansas State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rancho Cielo - Drummond Culinary Academy
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Illinois
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Western Michigan University

The Foundation really does make a difference for aspiring foodservice leaders. With help from IFMA members and the International Gold & Silver Plate Society, we will continue to support the future of the foodservice industry.

Do you want to support the next generation of foodservice by making a donation to IFMA's Education Foundation?    Please contact Jennifer at Jennifer@ifmaworld.com.