Scholarship Award Application

Taste of Buffalo, Inc. in its continuing commitment to Western New York, is proud to offer a scholarship program for college-bound students in the eight counties of Western New York.
A total of three $500.00 scholarships and one $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded and will be based on the criteria and terms described in the scholarship applications.

Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to students who will pursue a degree in the Foodservice or Hospitality industries such as Chef, Baking & Pastry Arts, Travel & Tourism, Hotel Management, etc.

Download the Taste of Buffalo Scholarship Application - PDF

One $1000 scholarship will be awarded in partnership with Tops Markets, to a student pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts/Culinary Arts Management such as Nutrition & Wellness, Holistic Nutrition, Food Entrepreneurship, Food Retail Operations, Restaurant Operations, Food Science, Dietetics, Food Stylist, Food Photography, etc.

Download the Tops Scholarship Application - PDF

IMPORTANT: Applicants, you may apply for either the Taste of Buffalo scholarships or the Tops Markets scholarship, not both. Please select the scholarship that best fits your career path.

2023 Taste of Buffalo Scholarship Recipients