The Kitchen Professor Scholarship

The Kitchen Professor regularly chows down on a wide variety of food- and cooking-related topics. Though cooking is heavily steeped in tradition, technology has brought the culinary arts into the 21st century. We at The Kitchen Professor are committed to using all the tools at our disposal to serve up quality content to our readership.

We know blogging is a great way to communicate, and that it allows aspiring writers to reach millions of people all over the world. That’s why we’ve created the “Kitchen Professor Scholarship Program” for those attending (or who plan to attend) college or graduate school in the near future. Participants will use internet resources to demonstrate and share their knowledge of topics concerning food, cooking, and nutrition.

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Higher education is expensive, and not everyone has the financial resources to pursue their goals. The Kitchen Professor’s scholarship program is intended to help future leaders of the foodservice and hospitality industries achieve their potential. Annually, undergraduate and postgraduate students with a passion for the culinary arts have the chance to receive a $500 scholarship grant, which can be used toward course materials, books, and other educational resources.

Essay Topic & Length

Those currently studying nutrition science or the culinary arts may be especially interested in our scholarship. Although taking a course in these specific subjects is not a necessity, a passion for food and cooking is! If this sounds like you, please see the requirements below to learn how to apply for the grant.

For a chance of winning our scholarship, candidates must:

Submit a 750-1000 word essay on a topic of their choosing. The subject matter must pertain to food, cooking, and/or nutrition, and can be anything from healthy cooking strategies to the best chef’s knife!

Examples of suitable content:

Previous Winners:

  • Madeline Wolf from Indiana University won in Oct, 2016
  • Amanda Garza from San Jose State won in Jan, 2017

Eligibility Requirements

Only students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, high school, or trade school may apply for this scholarship.

What We Are Looking For

Your essay must express your opinion on the chosen topic in a thought-provoking and creative way. We are looking for content that is original, well-researched, and convincing.

Submission Guidelines

One you have written your essay, attach the file to an email and send it to doug @ Your article can be submitted as a PDF (preferred) or a Word Doc.

You should also include the following information:

  • Your full name, telephone number, and mailing address
  • The name of your academic institution (If you have been accepted to a school but haven’t started classes yet, include the name of the school you will be attending.)
  • Proof of enrollment
  • Your area of study
  • Applicants should also provide a link to their Facebook profile. (Optional)

By submitting your essay to The Kitchen Professor, you grant us permission to use your content on our website for marketing and promotional purposes.

Choosing a Winner

Scholarship candidates must submit their article to us using the email address given below. We will publish your content on our website and provide you with a URL that you will promote via social media. You may use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or other ways to interest readers and encourage them to engage with your content.

All of the submitted articles will be judged on several factors, such as the quality and accuracy of the information presented, originality, and the amount of engagement the article received as a result of your promotional efforts.


The submission deadline is May 20, 2017. The winner will be selected on May 31, 2017 and notified via return email. The prize must be claimed within 1 month of the announcement date, after which another winner will be chosen. We run our scholarship program a few times a year.

We look forward to reading your submissions!

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