Mississippi Restaurant Association Education Foundation
The MRAEF is proud to provide scholarship funding to deserving students pursuing a post secondary degree in restaurant management or culinary arts.
Students will be eligible for scholarships up to $1000.
If you meet the following qualifications, you may apply for a scholarship.
Candidate must have completed the ProStart High School Program. Candidates that receive their COA will be preferred over those that complete the coursework but do not attain the COA.
Applicant must be enrolled in a restaurant management or culinary arts program at an accredited university or culinary school. ALL PAYMENTS WILL GO TO THE SCHOOL IN WHICH THE STUDENT IS ENROLLED. NO PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE TO INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS.
Students must have a minimum of 2.75 overall GPA..
Tom Cook Memorial Scholarship $2000
In honor of Tom Cook, a long time member of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Restaurant Association, the MRAEF has created a $2000 scholarship in his name.
Candidates for this scholarship must be employed by a member in good standing of the Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association and be enrolled in a qualified food service or management related program.
In addition, a letter of recommendation required by restaurant owner and one member of management.
Steve mattison "over & Beyond" Scholarship $500
The "Over & Beyond" Scholarship, recognizing the long-term service to the MHRA Board of Directors and MRAEF Board of Trustees by MHRA member Steve Mattison, seeks to recognize a student with a commitment to community service.
Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and must provide proof of 75 hours given to voluntary community service from the previous 12 months prior to application. A letter from a supervisor or non-profit agency will suffice.