Introduces Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Scholars
The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation (LRAEF) proudly announces the launch of its annual scholarship program for aspiring culinarians and hospitality managers. In its continual commitment to nurturing talent and supporting culinary education, the LRAEF invites qualified individuals to apply for this scholarship opportunity.
Since its establishment in 2009, the LRAEF Scholars program has been a driving force in empowering future leaders within the culinary and hospitality industries. The foundation has awarded over $750,000 in scholarships to deserving LRAEF Scholars, enabling them to pursue their educational aspirations at Louisiana post-secondary programs such as: the John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University, Louisiana Culinary Institute, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of New Orleans Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism School, Holy Cross College, Delgado Community College, Northwestern University and others.
This year marks a significant milestone as the LRAEF introduces the coveted Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Scholarships. Valued at $5,000 each, these scholarships represent the pinnacle of recognition for four outstanding Louisiana students dedicated to building careers in the restaurant, foodservice, tourism, or hospitality sectors.
"The LRAEF Scholars program empowers people of all ages to enter into the hospitality field or further their careers in the industry," stated Jonathan Baynham, Executive Director, LRAEF. "We are excited to welcome Rasing Cane’s Chicken Fingers to the LRAEF Scholars program and thank them for committing to the future of our industry."
Employers are encouraged to share this invaluable resource with their employees who are actively pursuing careers within the culinary arts, restaurant management, or hospitality fields. Applicants who have completed the ProStart program with a Certificate of Achievement will receive priority consideration for the Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Scholarships.
The application window is now open, offering aspiring talents the chance to benefit from the LRAEF's commitment to educational support and professional development. To apply or learn more about the scholarship opportunities, click here. Deadline to apply is February 2, 2024.