The Cook Something Scholarship: A scholarship for students enrolled (or planning to enroll) in culinary school, a nutrition program, or anything food related! Learn how you can win $500 for your education!

The Cook Something Scholarship

Something crazy happened this weekend. On Saturday, I was able to capture this screenshot in my blogging window.

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That’s right. Over the years, I’ve written and hit publish on 2,000 articles on Macheesmo.

That seems pretty substantial to me and makes me feel all the feels. Specifically, it makes me feel A) awesome and B) old.

But, I’m not really one for sentimentality when it comes to stuff like this. I’m always more interested in what’s coming next. After all, the post you are reading right now is already my 2,001st post. So, I’ve moved on.

I figured I would use this post though to announce something that I’m super excited about that I’ve had in my brain for a long time now. It’s my way to give back a little bit.

What’s the Cook Something Scholarship?

If you’ve read Macheesmo for a while, you probably know that I do not believe that you need to go to culinary school to be a great cook. But, there are still a lot of reasons one might want to go to culinary school. If you want to work in most restaurants or own a restaurant, it would definitely help.

Also, there are many fields that are food-related, but not culinary school (Nutritionist, etc.).

Over the last few months, I’ve been squirreling away a few bucks so I could help out one person in their journey.

Scholarship Details:

Amount: $500
Number of Scholarships: 1
Entry Deadline: December 15, 2016
Winner Announced: January 15, 2017
Full Information Page

With the cost of education these days, I realize that $500 isn’t a huge sum of money, but I remember when I was in college I was lucky enough to get a few smaller scholarships like this that really helped by paying for day-to-day stuff or just taking a little off the debt balance.

I Need Your Help!

I’d love your help sharing the scholarship! I don’t have a lot of ties with the educational community these days, but if you know of someone who might be interested, or a website or listing where you can help me promote the scholarship, I’d love your help getting out the word!

Please check out the Cook Something Scholarship Page and there are some easy share buttons on the bottom of that page.

Questions? I’ve never really done anything like this on Macheesmo before so it’s quite possible that I’m missing something. If you have any questions, you can leave a comment on this post or, better yet, email me so I’m sure to see it!

Especially, if you know of a way I can get this scholarship listed so people can find it, please let me know!!

5 comments on “The Cook Something Scholarship

  1. What about contacting either Johnson & Wales (I know they have a Charlotte, NC, campus) or a local community college that offers culinary education, and letting them know you have a scholarship?

  2. Laura’s is a great suggestion – I used to work at a small culinary school in Cambridge, MA, we would have loved to have more info about scholarships for prospective or enrolled students!

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