Who qualifies for the ldei austin scholarship?

Each year, LDEI Austin awards scholarships to women in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality industry. Historically, this has been to a student already enrolled in a local certificate or associate's degree program in culinary arts, baking & pastry, or hospitality and restaurant management. (See below.) We have expanded the opportunity to include professionals already in the industry seeking financial assistance to pursue educational advancement. Examples include (but are not limited to) attending the TEXSOM Sommelier Conference or ChefConf, or applying to take the American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional Exam. Are you currently in our industry and have a dream for educational development you have yet to pursue? This is for you too!


The application period for 2019 scholarships and stipends will reopen in May 2019. Please check back and follow Instagram (@ldeiatx) for more information on how to apply.