Mondelēz International Foodservice, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, has revealed a new scholarship for the advancement of culinary education. The JBF Mondelēz International Scholarship Fund for Equity in Leadership is open to women-identifying and BIPOC individuals who are planning to enroll, or are currently enrolled, at an accredited institution focusing on culinary arts, pastry and baking, culinary science, or food business, and who reside in the United States.
The James Beard Foundation 2022-2023 scholarships—an annual program aimed at supporting aspiring culinary students, future restaurateurs, researchers, and more—will be accepting applications from February 15 to April 1, 2022. The JBF Mondelēz International Scholarship Fund for Equity in Leadership will award up to three scholarships of $10,000 each.
“Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry is incredibly important to us, so we are honored to partner with an esteemed organization like The James Beard Foundation to help elevate and encourage underrepresented groups of people in their pursuit of a culinary career,” says Marcus Brady, CVP and GM of Foodservice, Mondelēz International.
“The James Beard Foundation is thrilled to welcome the Foodservice division of Mondelēz International, as a new scholarship partner, working together to ensure that the industry is more equitable and representative for all,” says Anne E. McBride, PhD, vice president of Programs at the James Beard Foundation. “The JBF Mondelēz International Scholarship Fund for Equity in Leadership will help shape the next generation of industry leaders by supporting students who are as committed to change as we are.”