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GOYA Foods Culinary Arts & Food Sciences Scholarship Program


The GOYA Foods Culinary Arts and Food Sciences Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to students entering a four-year institution as freshmen who are Culinary Arts or Food Sciences majors. Awards are in the amount of $5,000 awarded per academic year starting in 2014-2015 and are renewable for up to three additional years (2015-2016 through 2017-2018) provided the student remains eligible to receive funding.



Eligibility Requirements

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Plan to enroll full-time starting in 2014-2015 in a degree seeking program with the U.S. as a Freshman at a four-year U.S. accredited institution and obtaining their 1st undergraduate degree
  • Must have completed 10 hours per month of community service. This activity will be tracked by GOYA.
  • Must be majoring in Culinary Arts or Food Sciences (select Culinary Arts as major)
  • Must have a permanent address in one of the following areas:
    • California (counties of Merced, Madera, Kings, Tulare, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial)
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • Texas
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). DACA applicants must submit household income information.
  • Applicants are required to submit an essay response to the following prompt: "Please explain how GOYA has enriched your family traditions."
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