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Chef John Patrick Thompson Culinary Arts Scholarship

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1 winner$1,500
Application Deadline
Mar 31, 2022
Winners Announced
May 1, 2022
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Must be a high school senior
Must be planning to pursue a degree and career in the culinary arts

Culinary school enrollment has been on the rise in recent years, but high tuition rates still deter many students from pursuing a culinary education.

The average culinary tuition has surpassed $30,000, making it difficult for many students to afford. As a result, many students don’t end up pursuing their dream of working in the culinary arts.

Riverhouse Hospitality is honoring the memory of Chef John Patrick Thompson, former Executive Chef for the award-winning The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam Connecticut. This scholarship seeks to support high school seniors who are looking to pursue a culinary education and career.

Any high school senior who is planning to attend a culinary school or pursue a culinary-related degree may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us about yourself, your goals for your culinary career, and how you hope to make a positive impact on your community through your career.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published October 5, 2021
Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself and your culinary career aspirations. How could you make a future positive impact on your community through your culinary career?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Bishop Davis
The University of Texas at ArlingtonFort Worth, TX


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Mar 31, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2022.

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