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

Click here to access the 2024 HMEF Scholarship Criteria.


Since 2008, Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation has awarded over $888,250 in Scholarships to 372 students pursuing post-secondary education for careers in foodservice, lodging, tourism, and hospitality management. The scholarships are 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.


For those interested in applying for the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation's scholarships, you can learn more here.