Food Fellowships and Scholarships

To follow up on last month’s post about jobs in food, here’s a list of some scholarships and fellowships in food-related work.

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship                                                                            Each year, twenty participants are selected from around the country for this year long program. They assemble in Washington, D.C. in August for a comprehensive orientation and field training, where they learn about hunger and poverty in the United States, the local and national programs designed to address the issues, and the various approaches to social change.

 Culinary Historians of NY Scholarships 2012
Thanks to a generous grant from the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Culinary Historians of NY will be awarding two scholarships in 2012, $3500 and $1500, to students or scholars who demonstrate commitment to the field of culinary history. Further information and application forms can be found at

Good Food Jobs: Summer Program Scholarships
Good Food Jobs is offering three student scholarships (2 for $2000, one for $5000) to Sterling College’s Vermont Table Summer Program. Includes practical culinary experience, field trips, lessons in sustainable agriculture, and seminars in food writing and food entrepreneurism.
More information on the scholarship here and on the summer program here.

James Beard Foundation Food Journalism Scholarship
A scholarship for rising juniors and seniors interested in food journalism. More information here.

Leland International Hunger Fellows Program The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide. It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work.

 Schlesinger Library: Phorzheimer Student Fellowship
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites Harvard undergraduates to make use of the library’s collections with competitive awards of amounts up to $2,500 for relevant research projects,  such as the culinary arts or women’s health. More information here.

Schlesinger Library: Oral History Grants
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States to apply for support of up to $3,000. More information here

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