Deadline: Various, check website for details.

Eligibility: NRAEF encourages and supports graduating high school students, GED graduates and current undergraduate students who are committed to furthering their education and enhancing their careers in the restaurant and food-service industry through its scholarships. Eligibility requirements for each merit scholarship can be found online.

Award: $2,500 to $3,500.

Contact: Application available at www.nraef.org/scholarships