Fund Details
Guy Fieri Foundation Scholarship Application 2024-25

Brief Description:

The California Restaurant Foundation (CRF) is proud to partner with the Guy Fieri Foundation to present The 2024-25 Guy Fieri Foundation Scholarship application. The application deadline for both undergraduate and high school seniors is May 1, 2024.


The Guy Fieri Foundation Scholarships are competitive and awarded to qualified applicants based on an application, photo submissions, and previous industry experience. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Scholarships will be awarded in two payments following proof of enrollment in two semesters. The first half of the scholarship is paid in early September. The second check is paid in the spring semester, once proof of enrollment with nine or more credit hours and proof of good standing with the college requirement are submitted.

Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for The Guy Fieri Foundation Scholarship, the applicant must:
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • be a California resident, although students may attend an out-of-state school
  • be enrolled in or will be enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours at an accredited foodservice related postsecondary two consecutive semesters or terms
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
  • be in good standing with the school for the second half of the award
  • have completed at least one grading term of a postsecondary program or be a high school senior going directly to a postsecondary school
  • satisfy the minimum hours of industry-related work experience, paid or voluntary:
250 hours for high school students going into their freshmen year
400 hours for college freshmen going into their sophomore year
550 hours for students beyond sophomore year.
All work experience must be verified through paycheck stubs or a signed letter from employers. Do not send copies of a W-2.

Required documentation to be submitted with your signed application:
A copy of the applicant’s program curriculum from a college catalog or website with the major or degree, the number of credit hours and all degree requirements shown.
A high school or college transcript. Transcripts do not have to be a sealed official copy, but must be from the school.
Proof of the required restaurant and hospitality industry work experience as listed above. Proof can be given in the form of scanned paycheck stubs or a scanned letter from an employer verifying hours worked. Do not send copies of a W-2.

Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (PST Time Zone) :
5/01/2024 11:59 PM