Beginning Monday, April 1, the James Beard Foundation (JBF), a culinary nonprofit organization, will begin accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship program ( Beginning April 1, all scholarship applications will be available at this link:

Aspiring chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers and beverage experts around the world can submit their applications, with a total of $450,000 in scholarships and grants available.  The postmark deadline is May 15, 2014.  

Both cash awards and tuition waivers will be available. Once applications are posted, culinary professionals (including students and career changers) are encouraged to read the materials carefully and apply to the programs that best fit their needs.