About LRAEF Scholars
Since its inception in 2009, the LRA Education Foundation has awarded over $650,000 through its Scholarship Fund. To further educate ProStart® students, culinary/hospitality students, industry employees and educators, this financial support has created an annual class of LRAEF Scholars. These Scholars have chosen the culinary and/or hospitality fields as a career choice or wish to continue to work in the industry. With this financial support, Scholars have access to post- secondary education in the culinary and/or hospitality fields or special certificate programs for educators or industry professionals. The scholarships are awarded for one time financial assistance.
We are grateful to our industry partners at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers for their $35,000 contribution to fund the 2021 LRAEF Scholars. In addition, the LRAEF, in partnership with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, will award its annual Louisiana Seafood Scholarship. One individual will be awarded the LRAEF's most prestigious award, the Jim Funk Scholarship, which is named for the former LRA President & CEO who guided the creation of the LRAEF during his 30 years with the organization.
Coming January 2022:
Application Portal Opens for
2022 LRAEF Scholars