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 2016 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 2017 Scholarship Application, click here

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

  • Completed application
  • Resume (no longer than 2 pages)
  • Official transcript from your current institution or most recently attended college/university
  • 3-part essay of 300 words or less that includes:
    1. Career plans, goals and aspirations
    2. Relevant experience that supports career plans
    3. Volunteer and/or community service and any recognition or awards received as a result of service
    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 9, 2017, and no later than March 6, 2017.

Important 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 2017 (only scholarship recipients will be notified)
  • A reception for scholarship recipients, mentors and guests will be held in July 2017
  • All applicants must be residents of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut

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