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Culinary Scholarship Awards for Women

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Would you like a future career in the culinary arts?

The San Antonio Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier is offering scholarships this year, as they have in past years, to area women who wish to pursue or re-enter the work force in a career of food or culinary arts, wine, hospitality and agriculture industries.

If you are interested, you must demonstrate financial need and attend an accredited institution to be eligible for an award. If you are currently enrolled in an educational institution, the you must submit a copy of their transcripts with the application and meet the minimum requirements.

For applications, go to the website of the San Antonio Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier,  www.ldeisanantonio.org, or from the financial aid office of the school. You also may request one by mail by writing to: Les Dames d’Escoffier, c/o Diane Thomas, P.O. Box 17812, San Antonio, TX 78217.

Completed applications must be returned to the scholarship chairwoman, Marty Gonzalez, at the address below, no later than April 1. Successful scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 30. Funds will be sent directly to the named educational institution no later than Sept. 1, 2010.

Les Dames d’Escoffier is a non-profit international association of women in achievement with careers in food, wine, hospitality and agriculture and is dedicated to assisting others through scholarships. The Green Tables initiative helps  bring about education at all levels to enhance fresh food supply and preparation, and other projects contribute as well.

Past awards have been made to local women attending The University of The Incarnate Word, St. Phillips College, Johnson and Wales, and The Culinary Institute of America.

CONTACTS:
Di-Anna Arias, President
Les Dames d’Escoffier International, San Antonio
(210) 434.2331
di-anna@donstrange.com
Marty Gonzalez, Scholarship Chair
Les Dames d’Escoffier International, San Antonio
(210) 402.0091
mgonzalez@lonestartees.com

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