JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 15 , 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, America's largest Hispanic-owned food company, will offer a $20,000 nationwide Culinary Arts Scholarship granted annually to four students entering their freshman year of college to obtain their first undergraduate degree in culinary arts and/or a food sciences area of study.
Goya's Culinary Arts Scholarship is available on a competitive basis to students entering an accredited two-year or four-year institution. Scholarships are in the amount of $5,000 awarded per academic year starting in Fall 2016 and are renewable for up to three additional years provided the student remains eligible to receive funding.
"We established Goya's Culinary Arts Scholarship program to demonstrate our pride in the diverse traditions of Goya's culinary heritage, matched with our strong belief in the importance of education," says Peter Unanue, Executive Vice President of Goya Foods. "We want to give a new generation an opportunity to pursue their culinary passions and help families with the expense of a college education."
Applicants of the Goya Culinary Arts Scholarship will be selected based on the standard requirements established by Goya and administered by Scholarship America® including academic achievement, leadership and financial need, as well as an evaluation of an essay explaining how Goya has enriched their family traditions. Among the criteria for consideration, students (1) Must plan to be enrolled in college full time starting in Fall 2016 in a degree seeking program within the U.S. as a Freshman at a two or four-year U.S. accredited institution to obtain their first undergraduate degree; (2) Must be majoring in Culinary Arts and/or Food Sciences; (3) Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; (4) Must complete 10 hours per month of community service while receiving funding; (5) Must be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
For more information and to apply, please log onto www.goya.com. Applications are due no later than February 15, 2016.
About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America's largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,200 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com
About Scholarship America: Scholarship America mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $3.1 billion in scholarship assistance to 2 million students, funding both entry-level and multi-year scholarships and emergency financial grants. More information is available at www.scholarshipamerica.org.
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Natalie J. Maniscalco
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SOURCE Goya Foods