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Taste of Buffalo Announces Scholarship Program

Thu, Mar 18th 2021 08:00 pm

MARCH 18, 2021, BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New Yorkarea high school seniors aspiring to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year’s program will award four recipients with a $500 scholarship to be applied toward non-tuition expenses, such as room, board, books and fees.

“The Taste of Buffalo’s scholarship program is an important part of our overall mission as a nonprofit to support the region’s restaurant and hospitality industries,” said 2021 Taste of Buffalo Chairwoman Amber Hartman. “While the annual event showcases what restaurants are doing now, we also know that we must help support the chefs and restauranteurs of tomorrow.”

New this year, the Taste of Buffalo will designate one of the scholarships specifically for a student residing in the City of Buffalo.

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, click here. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 21, 2021. All applications will be reviewed by the Taste’s Scholarship Committee. Recipients will be notified no later than May 5, 2021.

About Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation's largest two-day food festival. The 38th annual Taste will take place on July 10 and 11, 2021 in Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue 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 $541,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities including three scholarships awarded last year to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree. For more information, visit tasteofbuffalo.com, and find us @tasteofbuffalo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.