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Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS Announces 2020 Scholarships for Foodservice and Hospitality Students

Sat, Feb 1st 2020 06:00 pm

February 1, 2020, BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors aspiring to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year’s program will award five recipients with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward their room, board, books and fees.

“The Taste of Buffalo’s scholarship program is a crucial part of fulfilling our mission as a nonprofit – and it’s one of the most rewarding things our organization does each year,” said 2020 Taste of Buffalo Chair Erin Collins. “Since we started this scholarship program in 1997, the Taste of Buffalo and its partners have awarded more than $92,000 to help students in these fields.”

To be eligible for any of the above scholarships, students must be residents of Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Genesee, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, or Allegany counties and have enrolled in a two- or four-year college in a foodservice or hospitality degree program. For additional scholarship criteria and to download an application, visit www.tasteofbuffalo.com. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Selected recipients will be notified no later than May 5, 2020.


About the Taste

The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation's largest two-day food festival. The 37th annual Taste will take place on July 11 and 12, 2020, along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. The Taste is a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 volunteers helping to put on the annual event. Approximately $538,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities including five $1,000 scholarships awarded annually to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree. For more information, visit tasteofbuffalo.com, and find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.