Scholarship Opportunity: Brinker International/UNCF Scholarship Program Supports Undergraduate Culinary Arts Students


The newly created Brinker International/UNCF Scholarship Program will award scholarships valued up to $2,000 to qualifying students majoring in culinary arts or other foodservice-related industries. Application deadline is Thursday, Dec. 29.   

The program will help reduce financial barriers to higher education for low-income, diverse college students. Eligible students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, be enrolled full-time at a UNCF or other accredited four-year college or university, have a financial need and submit an essay on their interest in the foodservice industry.

“UNCF is sincerely grateful to Brinker International for their support of our higher education mission,” said UNCF Area Development Director Diane Stephenson. “This scholarship will help ensure deserving, yet financially disadvantaged students can attend college and obtain the skills and knowledge to have successful careers in the foodservice industry. We salute Brinker for their investment in our nation’s youth.”

“Brinker’s commitment to diversity and inclusion at a company-wide level inspires our team members’ dedication to each other, our guests and the communities we serve,” said Doug Brooks, president, CEO and chairman of Brinker International. “Our partnership with UNCF furthers this commitment, while serving to encourage students’ continued interest of pursuing careers in the foodservice industry.”

For more information visit (“For Students” section) or contact UNCF Program Services at (800) 331-2244. To support UNCF scholarships or other programs, please visit

About UNCF

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization.  Its mission is to serve youth, the community and the nation by supporting students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs; strengthen its member colleges and universities; and advocate for the importance of minority education. Since its inception, UNCF assistance has enabled more than 350,000 students to graduate from partnering colleges and universities.  Today, UNCF administers more than 400 programs, and supports more than 60,000 students at more than 900 colleges and universities across the country. Learn more at

Source:  United Negro College Fund  Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter

Advertiser: Brinker International

About Brinker International

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), is one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than 1 million guests daily. Founded in 1975 and based in Dallas, Texas, Brinker owns or franchises more than 1,500 restaurants in 32 countries and two territories. Brinker restaurant brands include Chili’s® Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy®. Brinker also holds a minority stake in Romano’s Macaroni Grill®. For more information, visit



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