Quirch Foods First Generation Scholarship

The Quirch Foods First Generation Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management who demonstrate exceptional academic merit and a passion for the food and beverage industry. Scholarship recipients will receive awards for one academic year (Fall/Spring) and will be recognized as Quirch Foods Scholars. Scholars will have the opportunity to renew the award pending a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. Scholars will also have the opportunity to attend F&B industry conferences and work on innovation projects for Quirch Foods. Quirch Foods representatives may have the opportunity to mentor Quirch Foods Scholars through customized engagement that could include a mentoring program, industry exposure and internships. The award funding varies and if funding permits that year.

a. Recipients must be the first generation in their family to attain a college degree (students whose siblings have attained or are pursuing a degree are eligible)
b. Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0
c. Recipients must be residents of the state of Florida; Be a citizen of the United States, a U.S. lawful permanent resident
d. Recipients must be degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester
e. Recipients must demonstrate financial need by completing the national Free Application for Federal Student Aid and be eligible for a Pell Grant

Students may be required and expected to attend donor events. For more information, contact scholarships@fiu.edu.

Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Supplemental Questions
  1. Why I chose hospitality/tourism as a career
  2. Choose the option that best represents your career focus
  3. Do you have experience and/or career goals in the restaurant and food industry?
  4. Did you submit a FAFSA application?
  5. Are you or will you be a first generation college graduate in your family?
  6. If awarded, are you willing to attend scholarship recognition/events and/or individual meeting with donor?
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