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The Nicole V. Reed Memorial Foundation Culinary Award
Application status: Closed

Nicole V. Reed Memorial Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist New Jersey residents who plan to pursue a culinary arts degree.

This program is administered by Scholarship America┬«, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Nicole V. Reed Memorial Foundation Culinary Award must:

  • Be a New Jersey high school senior or graduate age 25 or younger from a high school in New Jersey who is not currently enrolled and enrolling for the first time
  • Be a New Jersey resident
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the first time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Plan to pursue a culinary arts degree


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award.  Up to one award will be granted. Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not reapply.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship finalists are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered.

SAI will select 5 finalists and Sponsor will select recipient. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Nicole V. Reed Memorial Foundation. Payment is made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 22, 2021 3:00 pm.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Nicole V. Reed Memorial Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!