In 2011, the Charleston chapter launched Les Dames d’Escoffier Charleston Scholarships for Education, which is awarded to qualified female applicants who are pursuing careers in culinary arts, hospitality, beverage management, nutrition, event management and related areas. Scholarship support is provided by the LDEI Charleston Chapter to assist women in these careers by funding specific requests for undergraduate/graduate course work and continuing education or certification programs in these areas.
Application deadline is September 15, 2020. Successful scholarship recipients will be notified no later than September 30, 2020.
*Individual scholarships will not exceed $3,000 each and funds will be distributed to named educational programs on the scholarship recipient’s behalf no later than October 1, 2020.
*Applicant(s) must be legal residents of the State of South Carolina.
*Applicant(s) must submit the completed application along with supporting documentation by deadline in order to be considered.
*Applicants currently enrolled in academic programs should provide an unofficial copy of related transcripts. Other requests should include documentation of the chosen course of study or certification for which funding is requested, along with official documentation of expenses.
*All scholarship recipients are encouraged to participate in LDEI fundraising activities as well as seek mentoring from our group members.
Be sure to paste your resume in the appropriate text box. Additionally, two letters of recommendation attesting to your leadership ability should be completed and sent to the address below or emailed (put Scholarship Application in subject line) to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Les Dames d’Escoffier Charleston Chapter
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 22853
Charleston, SC 29413
Your support and contributions will enable us to help raise up women in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries!
Who is eligible for a scholarship?
Women pursuing careers in culinary arts, hospitality, beverage management, nutrition, event management and related areas who are looking to further their careers in undergraduate/graduate course work, continuing education or certification programs in culinary, beverage or hospitality arts and who have filled out the scholarship application by the deadline.
Current members of Les Dames d’Escoffier are not eligible for scholarship.
What kinds of things are scholarships awarded for?
Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate/graduate course work, continuing education or certification programs in culinary, beverage or hospitality arts.
How many scholarships are you awarding?
The number of scholarships fluctuates each year based on the success of the previous year’s fundraising. Each scholarship is a maximum of $3,000.
What’s the deadline?
The deadline to submit an application is September 15.
Does the money go to me or to the institution providing the education?
The money is sent by October 1 to the institution or certification program providing the educational opportunity.
When will I find out if I won?
Scholarship winners will be announced by September 30 and you will be notified via email if you’ve won.