Applications are based on a point system. Points will be earned based on the following:
Academic Grade Point Average
The following points are earned based on the applicants cumulative GPA. A transcript showing current GPA must be submitted for verification.
Participation in Culinary Competitions
Points may be earned for competing in a culinary or pastry competition at a local, regional, or national level. Acceptable competitions include ACF sanctioned competitions, Skills USA, ProStart competitions. Only one competition may be submitted per scholarship application. For verification please submit competitor’s letter or letter of participation from team coach. Verification letters should include name, date and location of competition. Competition must have been held within the last 12 months.
Volunteer for School and Industry Activities
Points may be earned for culinary volunteer involvement for school and industry related activities. Examples include community charity events, food pantry, cooking for disaster relief, volunteering for a culinary club, cooking at a homeless shelter, or working at a charity dinner. Points vary depending on the number of activities attended or worked in the last 12 months with a 3 event maximum. Letter verifying volunteer service must be submitted as proof.
American Culinary Federation Involvement
Points may be earned for involvement in ACF related activities including holding membership. attending local chapter meetings, volunteering for chapter events, working on an ACF committee, or attending an ACF national or regional event.
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