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We believe that cost and socioeconomic background should not be a limiting factor in the opportunity for students to take a gap year. Therefore, we've created three scholarships for students to apply for that are available each season.

Fall '24 Deadline: August 15th

Cookbook Scholarship: We encourage creative, unique, and food-obsessed students to apply. You don't need a background in food or a technical mastery of cooking, plating, or food photography. Submit a short recipe (doesn't need to be professional) and a photo of your dish (doesn't need to be gallery-worthy). The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship and copies of all of our previous group cookbooks for inspiration.

Apply here

Diversity Scholarship: We highly value diversity and inclusivity. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences, and we are committed to creating a safe space where everyone feels that they belong and are respected. This scholarship aims to encourage students from under-represented backgrounds (ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical disabilities, etc.) to pursue experiential education programs abroad. 

Award amount: $2,500 / program

Financial Need Scholarship: We believe that taking a gap year shouldn’t be restricted to only those with the economic means. This scholarship aims to make this opportunity more accessible for students that demonstrate financial need. Your household must make less that $80,000 / year in order to qualify.

Award amount: $2,500 / program

Referral Program: If you know someone who would be a perfect fit for The Food Gap and they apply and go on a trip with us, you'll receive $500 back from your tuition to thank you! 

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