Women Leaders in
Food, Fine Beverage & Hospitality

Frequently Asked Questions

 How are our scholarship recipients selected?

The LDNY Scholarship Committee selects the scholarship recipients based on their culinary achievements, professional goals and how well their career goals and training match the criteria for the specific scholarships.

The number of scholarships varies from year to year and are awarded to promising young women, pursuing careers in the food, fine beverage and hospitality industries who are currently enrolled in the Participating Schools.

 Who were the 2017 LDNY scholarship recipients?

The outstanding women who received the LDNY scholarships were interested in pursuing various areas within the culinary arena including: food, communications, nutrition, health, restaurants, education, sustainable food systems and food manufacturing.

To meet some of the recipients, click here.

 How do I apply for a LDNY scholarship?

First... go to 2018 Scholarship Application, click here

To be considered for a scholarship, your application packet must include, in this order:


  • Completed application (page 3)
  • Resumé (no longer than 2 pages maximum)
  • Official transcript from the current institution or most recent college/university
  • A 3-part Essay of 500 words or less, see description below
    • Two professional letters of recommendation (Note: Recommendations from friends or relatives will not be accepted)


 What is the deadline for submitting my application?

Completed applications must be submitted to the participating school’s liaison, who will then verify and forward the application as a PDF electronic file to LDNY—after January 17, 2018, and no later than March 5, 2018.

Crucial Additional Information:

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • No additional material will be considered in the application process.
  • Applicants awarded scholarships will be notified in mid June 2018
  • A reception for scholarship recipients, mentors and guests will be held in mid July 2018; all scholarship recipients are encouraged to attend
  • No applications will be accepted before Wednesday, January 17, 2018, or after Monday, March 5, 2018.


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