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2024 Frans Hagen Scholarships

Educated Eats

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Education Foundation (RAMW-EF), known as Educated Eats, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the restaurant industry as a career of unlimited opportunity.


Educated Eats scholarships are designed to assist individuals who demonstrate an interest and commitment to the restaurant industry. Scholarships are provided to high school students, college students and individuals presently working in the restaurant industry, who are interested in pursuing education towards a food service and culinary profession. 


Educated Eats is offering several 2024 "Frans Hagen" scholarships up to the amount of $5,000 (half to be paid to the school in the first semester and half to be paid to the school in the second semester) to individuals who are planning a career in foodservice and who demonstrate an interest in continuing education in the restaurant industry. Click here to donate today!

Scholarship Eligibility

Educated Eats scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident + local to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

  • Have applied and gained acceptance into a full-time culinary/hospitality related post-secondary program with plans to enroll in a minimum of four semesters.

  • Be currently enrolled in, or have graduated in the past year, from a high school that offers quality culinary education coursework OR have a minimum of 400 hours of restaurant/foodservice work or internship experience. Proof of work experience is required in the form of a letter from your employer or mentor.

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or be in the top one third of your class.

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