Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for 21/22 School Year

Applications Due by March 1, 2021

The scholarship program is administered by PRLA’s charitable foundation, PRLA Educational Foundation (PRLAEF). It annually provides Pennsylvania students with the opportunity to further their education in the hospitality industry. Since the program’s inception in 2006, the PRLAEF has awarded more than $345,000 in scholarship monies.

In 2020, the PRLAEF was pleased to award a record $45,265 to 31 Pennsylvania students who are enrolled in a post-secondary culinary arts or hospitality management program.
The program is open to students who are Pennsylvania residents and either a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into a hospitality or culinary arts program at an accredited post-secondary institution for the 2021–22 school year or a currently enrolled post-secondary student who will be studying in a hospitality or culinary arts program during the 2021–22 school year.

Scholarship awards range in value between $500 and $5,000.

Visit to learn more about the PRLAEF Scholarship Program or national scholarship programs through the National Restaurant Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, American Culinary Federation, and more. •

Congratulations to the following recipients of the PRLAEF Scholarship Program for the 20/21 school year:

Valentina Acosta
Lisa Bergin
Colin Bower
Mary Elizabeth Brannan
Cassandra Callihan
Angela DeBockler
Larissa Ealy
Luis Garcia
Emily Hart
Sarah Heiland
Ashley Hoffer
Olivia Hurtado
Madelyn Jacobs
Alena Jenkins-Miranda
Xavier Kellogg
Karla Kruger
Emma Loveland
Jordyn Mitchell
Carly Schultz
Abigail Sentz
Natalie Shaak
Alex Shulman
Shannon Stover
Jana-Brielle Ursu
Philisity Varndell
Isabella Viola
Kendall Wescoat
Danielle Wesneski
Caila Winkelman
Connor Woodburn
Alexis Youse