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Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation shapes the future of hospitality by investing in the workforce of tomorrow.

Since 2008, Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation has awarded over $832,000 in Scholarships to 345 students pursuing post-secondary education for careers in foodservice, lodging, tourism, and hospitality management. The scholarships were provided through the generosity of Minnesota hospitality operators.


​Through a competitive process, students are awarded scholarships based on Minnesota residency, pursuit of a degree in culinary arts or hospitality and tourism management, and their application submission.


Recipients pursue careers as restaurant owners and managers, chefs, caterers, bakers, hotel and resort general managers, event planners, and many other roles.


2024-25 Scholarship Applications Will Open in January 2024.