Epicurean Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Southern Nevada High School seniors, and UNLV college freshmen and sophomore students who are current Nevada residents, with a 3.0 or higher GPA who plan to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality, Hotel Management, Food & Beverage, Culinary or a related field may apply for this scholarship. Student must plan to enroll as a full-time student during the academic year following the awarding of this scholarship. Total family yearly income must be less than $70,000 and financial need will be considered. Applicants must have completed their FAFSA since it is taken into consideration of what the ECF will pay per semester. Multiple scholarships will be awarded and preference will be given to students who will be, or are currently, attending UNLV. Amount of scholarship awarded will vary depending on Pell Grant and PEF Scholarships awarded. If attending UNLV, the amount awarded will be a full ride scholarship including tuition, fees and books up to a yearly maximum of $8,750. If attending an out of state college, the amount awarded will be up to a yearly maximum of $12,000. Number of scholarships to be determined.

Scholarship funds will be sent to the college each semester and this scholarship is renewable for an additional three years if student is awarded as a high school senior and maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA each semester. For students already enrolled in college when awarded, this scholarship may be renewed up to their fourth year of college so long as a 3.0 or higher GPA is maintained each semester. Finalists will be required to provide a copy of their FAFSA and parent/guardian tax return during a scheduled interview. A mentor, who is a leader in the Hospitality Industry, will be assigned to each scholarship recipient for the duration of their education.

Verification of enrollment is required each semester. Transcript and schedule must be submitted.

Epicurean Charitable Foundation
$8,750.00.00 - Renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please type the email address you use most frequently
  2. Please indicate a contact phone number for you.
  3. Please type the mailing address of where you receive US Mail such as letters, bills, etc.
  4. What school do you currently attend?
  5. What is your weighted and unweighted GPA?
  6. Is, or will, Hospitality, Hotel Management, Food & Beverage or Culinary be your college major? (Not minor)
  7. What is your intended major/minor?
  8. Is your family yearly income less than $70,000?
  9. Please list the trade schools, colleges, and/or universities to which you have applied in preference order.
  10. Have you submitted your FAFSA for the 2024-2025 school year? (This is expected, prior to submitting this scholarship application, unless you are undocumented).
  11. What is the amount of your Pell Grant for the 2024-2025 school year?
  12. Please list your Social Media Username(s) for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat.
  13. How did you hear about this EFC Scholarship?
  14. What other scholarships and financial aid have you won and/or are you expecting for the 2024-2025 school year?
  15. Please list the name(s) of your parent(s)/guardian(s), place(s) of employment, and their yearly salary as listed on their tax return.
  16. Total number of adults in your family:
  17. Number of dependent children in your family:
  18. Are you currently employed? If so where do you work and do you plan to work while attending college?
  19. Please list the family responsibilities you have daily, weekly and/or monthly.
  20. What is your dream job?
  21. How do you plan to pay for college if you don't receive this scholarship?
  22. Please upload a 1-2 page essay which includes career objectives, reasons/interests for passion in the hotel, hospitality, food & beverage, and/or culinary industry. Be sure to elaborate why you should be an Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas recipient.
  23. Please upload a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, administrator, coach or advisor.
  24. Please upload a letter of recommendation from an employer or community service organization.
  25. Please list your ACT composite score here
  26. Please upload your ACT or SAT test scores.
  27. Please upload your resume. Ensure the resume is updated and lists your cell phone number and email address on the document.
  28. Please upload your most current transcript (unofficial).
  29. Please provide contact information of a personal reference (Name, Phone #, email address)
  30. Please provide contact information of a personal reference (Name, Phone #, email address)
  31. Please provide contact information of a personal reference (Name, Phone #, email address)
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