Goya Dishing Out $80K to Students Studying Culinary Arts, Food Science 

Applications are open now through March 1 for the annual Goya Foods Culinary Arts and Food Science Scholarships offered to students nationwide entering their freshman year of college this fall.

Four students planning an undergraduate degree in culinary arts and/or food science will receive a total of $20,000 each. Goya’s scholarship is available on a competitive basis to students entering an accredited two-year or four-year institution. 

“All students should be granted the chance of acquiring a quality education and the opportunity to attend college. Being a major player in the food industry, Goya is dedicated to enabling the next generation to pursue their passion for food while also relieving some of the financial strain associated with the expenses of higher education,” Bob Unanue, President and CEO of Goya Foods, said in a statement on Monday (Dec. 18).

About Goya’s Scholarship Program

The scholarships are $5,000 and are awarded each academic year starting in Fall 2024 and are renewable for up to three additional years provided the student remains eligible to receive funding. 

Since the inception of Goya’s Scholarship Fund in 2011, the company has granted close to $2 million in scholarships to students nationwide, including the sons and daughters of Goya employees. 

Goya Gives & Scholarship America

Applicants of the Goya Culinary Arts Scholarship will be selected based on the standard requirements established under the Goya Gives program and administered by Scholarship America including academic achievement, leadership, community service and financial need, as well as an evaluation of an essay explaining how Goya has enriched their family traditions. 

Applications are due no later than March 1, 2024. More information is available online here.

About GOYA Foods

Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Central and South America. 

Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world, using a combination of authentic ingredients and seasonings.

About Scholarship America

Scholarship America mobilizes support for students getting into and graduating from college. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $3.1 billion in scholarship assistance to 2 million students, funding both entry-level and multi-year scholarships and emergency financial grants.

Cindy Capitani is the Communications & Content Manager at the Meadowlands Chamber. Send press releases and inquiries to ccapitani@meadowlands.org.