Scholarship Search: Goya Foods Scholarship

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What do beverages, beans, rice, condiments, and college scholarships have in common? The answer is Goya Foods. The largest Hispanic-owned food company stocks our kitchens with pantry staples and also runs a generous scholarship program for students looking to major in culinary arts or food sciences.

Scholarship: Goya Foods Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Goya Foods

Amount: $5,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Four

Eligible Students: Full-time students pursuing a first bachelor degree in culinary arts or food science.

How to Apply: Students can apply online for a holisitic review of academic achievement, leadership skills, and potential financial need. Additionally, students must submit an essay about how Goya has “enriched their family traditions.” In addition to meeting a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0, all scholarship winners must be able to complete 10 hours of community service per month.

Deadline: February 15


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.