Industry Scholarship

If your parent has been working in the food & beverage, hospitality, or culinary industry (including suppliers and distributors) for at least five years, you have an opportunity to receive the BCHF Industry Scholarship Award. Read the criteria below and fill out the application form. This scholarship is for you to obtain any hospitality diploma or degree including hotel/restaurant management, bar tending, sommelier, or culinary.

Important dates

APLICATIONS OPEN: All year round

REWIEWING PERIOD: 2/3 weeks

CHEQUE PRESENTATION: 1 week after release paperwork is signed.

Scholarship Sponsor

In 2022 the Estate of Michael Willingham created a $5,000 Michael Willingham Legacy Scholarship Fund which will support the Industry Scholarship for the coming years. Currently, this Scholarship would not be possible without the generous sponsorship from the Wine Appreciation Society.

Value of Scholarship

$1,000

APPLICATIONS OPEN YEAR ROUND

Special Considerations

Winners are expected to work in British Columbia in the hospitality industry sector for at least 2 years after receiving the scholarship

You are NOT eligible to receive this scholarship two consecutive years

You can apply to other relevant scholarships of the BCHF Scholarship Program

Criteria

  • Background

    Child of a parent that has been working in the food & beverage, hospitality, or culinary industry (including suppliers and distributors) for at least five years.

  • Academic Information

    Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on the latest transcript and are planning to study any hospitality diploma or degree including hotel/restaurant management, bar tending, sommelier, or culinary institutions.

    Provide copies of transcripts

  • Why are you applying?

    Prepare a 400-word essay on why you want to work in the hospitality industry.

    Fill out the application form.

  • References

    Two (2) reference letters from non-family members

     

0 Scholarships Awarded

NOTE: Should you receive an award from the BC Hospitality Foundation, as a condition to your acceptance of this award, you agree that neither the BC Hospitality Foundation nor any of its officers, directors, employees or agents shall be responsible for any and all costs and expenses (other than, but not specifically limited to, tuition and other items identified in writing by the grantor of this scholarship). Should you receive an award from the BC Hospitality Foundation, permission is granted to use your name for publicity purposes.