Les Dames d’Escoffier – BC Chapter, part of an international association dedicated to supporting the advancement of women in the hospitality and culinary domains as well as fostering industry excellence through educational and charitable activities, is now accepting applications for its annual scholarships until January 31, 2022.
If you know a woman who’s in or entering the hospitality or culinary industry and looking to advance their education or skills this opportunity will be something of interest to them.
With the BC food service and hospitality industry feeling the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s scholarships are particularly meaningful to allow women to gain a competitive edge by furthering their education thus enabling them to pivot if necessary to other sectors of the hospitality industry to survive these challenging times.
Les Dames scholarships are open to any woman or person identifying as female, residing in BC, of any age, at any stage in their career, who resides in BC and wants to further their education/careers in culinary, beverage, agriculture, aquaculture or hospitality fields at a credible educational institution of their choice anywhere the world. Les Dames BC will award $13,000 to successful applicants – a drop from past years’ amounts due to limited fundraising ability over the past 20 months.
Scholarships are awarded on merit, ability, commitment and passion. Applicants can be awarded more than once, depending on the circumstance. If a woman has previously applied and been unsuccessful, she is encouraged to try again. Applications are available now on lesdames.ca, the deadline for application is January 31, 2022. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by Les Dames Scholarship Committee comprised of BC Chapter members, who will them announce the successful applicants in March 2022.