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The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association's philanthropic arm, the North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation (NC HEF) provides a wide variety of scholarships to students.The 2018 scholarship award cycle is now open.


Each year, NC HEF awards approximately $50,000 in scholarships to North Carolina students pursuing their education in a hospitality related field. These scholarships will be awarded in spring of 2018 to be used during the 2018-2019 academic year.The application period will close March 16, 2018 for all scholarships with the exception of the Johnson & Wales University Chancellor Scholarship, which will close on January 26, 2018.


To apply for a scholarship, use the Google form found HEREAn electronic copy of your fall 2017 transcript is required. A recommendation letter is optional.


View our Help Document, designed to assist students in preparation of completing the application. 



2018 Scholarships Awarded

Founding Partner Scholarships

Golden CorralGolden Corral Scholarship: One award of $4,000 for a rising college junior or senior enrolled in a four-year culinary or hospitality program in North Carolina.

Johnson & Wales University Chancellor's Scholarship: One award of 4,000 for a graduating high school senior planning to enroll at Johnson and Wales Charlotte. Award is renewable and administered by Johnson & Wales.


President's Circle Scholarships

Davidson and Jones Hotel Corporation Scholarship: One award of $1,000 to a college junior enrolled in a four-year culinary or hospitality program in North Carolina.

Mary Margaret Traxler Scholarship: This award honors the late founder of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality News by granting one award of $2,000 for a rising sophomore or junior enrolled in a four-year culinary or hospitality program in North Carolina.  

William F. Carl Scholarship: The William F. Carl Scholarship honors the late co-founder of Golden Corral by granting scholarships to eligible children of hourly employees in the restaurant industry. William F. Carl was a firm believer that the dedication and hard work of hourly workers were the industry's foundation for growth and success. The amount of this award is $3,500.  


Vickie Clark-Flaherty Scholarship: The Vickie Clark-Flaherty Scholarship honors the late senior product implementation manager at Golden Corral by granting scholarships to women in the foodservice industry. Clark-Flaherty epitomized what it takes to be successful in the foodservice industry: determination, vision, and the highest work ethic. The amount of this award is $2,000.


Ted Fowler Scholarship for the Pursuit of Restaurant Excellence: This scholarship honors Golden Corral President and CEO Ted Fowler. It recognizes students who aspire to continue their education in the restaurant and hospitality industry. A scholarship in the amount of $3,500 will be given annually to one graduating high school senior who is a ProStart student, based on eligibility.


North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Scholarship: The North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation awards scholarships to students attending two- or four-year schools in North Carolina who are pursuing careers in the hospitality industry. Multiple awards are given each year, and the amounts vary with the minimum award being $750.


Jimmy Alfano Scholarship: This scholarship honors Angus Barn employee Jimmy Alfano, who had a passion for culinary arts and mentoring young people. Students eligible for this award need to have worked in a restaurant. The amount of each scholarship award is $3,000.



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