Women Leaders in
Food, Fine Beverage & Hospitality

2019 LDNY Scholarship Application - Information

Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY) is an international organization of accomplished professional women in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality industries. The primary goal of the Annual Scholarship Program is to encourage talented women to become leaders in these industries by assisting them in furthering their professional education. In 2018, 26 deserving women were awarded a total of $63,000 in scholarships.

All winners will also be offered the opportunity to participate in our Mentorship Program. This program provides scholarship winners with additional support as they strive to advance in their chosen fields.

Rules for Eligibility

  • Only students enrolled or planning to enroll in one of our Partner Schools may apply.
  • Applicants must reside in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut.
  • Applicants must have completed at least one semester of higher education and they must be current students as of March 4, 2019. In addition, they must have at least one full semester to complete as scholarships are given directly to schools to cover tuition; seniors graduating in the spring of 2019 are not eligible. The only exception is for the Careers for Culinary Arts Scholarship, which is open to high school students entering C-CAP.

Eligble women are invited to submit an application. Download the 2019 Application PDF.

Application Process

  • New applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
  • Students submit completed applications to their participating school's liaison. LDNY cannot accept applications directly from students.
  • School liaisons forward an electronic version of each student's application to info@ldny.org no later than March 4, 2019.
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected in May 2019.
  • Scholarship recipients, school liaison and donors will be notified in May 2019.

Please note that incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
For questions about the application, email:

Submit the application in the following order

  • Completed application Cover Page.
  • Resumé (no longer than 2 pages).
  • Official transcript from the current institution or most recent college/university.
  • A 3-part Essay of 500 words or less, see description below.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation (Note: Recommendations from friends or relatives will not be accepted). 

500-Word Essay should include

  • Career plans, goals and aspirations.
  • Relevant experience that supports career plans.
  • Volunteer and/or community service and any recognition or awards received as a result of service.

 Note to School Liaisons

  • Please verify all applications to assure that they are complete and the students meet eligibility requirements.
  • Scan each appliation as a single, stand-alone PDF and email PDF's to info@ldny.org.
  • Complete one School Log (download the School Log xlsx here) for your school, add your school name to the filename and email xslx to info@ldny.org.
  • If you have questions about scholarships or the application, email LDNYscholarship@gmail.com.

 Important Additional Information

  • Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
  • No additional material will be considered in the application process.
  • Applicants awarded scholarships will be notified in late May 2019.
  • A reception for scholarship recipients, menors and guests will be held in July 2019. All scholarship recipients are encouraged to attend.
  • Applications will be accepted Wednesday, January 16, 2019 through Monday, March 4, 2019.

 Download the 2019 Application PDF

 For questions about the application, email: ldnyscholarship@gmail.com
 School liaisons email a PDF of each completed application to: info@ldny.org



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