For Immediate Release
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Name: Dana Harris
Title: Executive Director, BCHF
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BCHF 2020 scholarship applications
open TODAY

For Immediate Release December 17, 2019 (Vancouver, BC)

The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is best known for providing financial assistance to hospitality industry members who are facing an extraordinary medical crisis, but the charitable organization also helps develop the next generation of industry members by offering a range of scholarships. In 2019 the BCHF will be granting 6 different types of scholarships to individuals pursuing an education in the hospitality field.  
BCHF Industry Scholarships

This is a legacy scholarship to support families in the industry. Up to THREE Industry Scholarships are available annually for children of hospitality workers whose parents have worked in the industry for more than 5 years, and who are themselves planning a course of study leading to any hospitality diploma or degree.

Applications are open year-round
BCHF Sommelier Scholarships

Every year, the BCHF awards up to TEN $1,000 sommelier scholarships to further wine education studies, as part of a mentorship program. These scholarships are sponsored by Hester Creek Winery, Sunrock Vineyards, Andrew Peller Import Agency and Dark Horse Estate Winery.

Applications close on January 15, 2020.
BCHF Culinary Scholarships

FIVE culinary scholarships are awarded in partnership with the Chefs' Table Society of BC. The Chefs' Table Society of BC selects the students and the BCHF funds the scholarships.

Applications Close on March 31st, 2020.
Legacy Culinary Scholarships
The Greg King Scholarship at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

This scholarship is a result of the collaboration between the BC Hospitality Foundation and Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. The King family is offering a $1,500 scholarship to students who are passionate about cooking. 

The application deadline is February 28th 2020.
The Chef Nik Lim Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honour the memory of Chef Nik Lim. Nessa Van Bergen and Chef Dino Renaerts initiated the scholarship as a tribute to their colleague. One of the brightest lights on Vancouver’s culinary scene, Nik passed away in July 2019 at a young age. This is ONE scholarship in the amount of $2,000.

The application deadline is February 28th, 2020.
Hospitality Scholarship

We do not take applications for the  Hospitality Scholarship . We fund ELEVEN scholarships and recipients are chosen by respective program deans, chairs and faculty from each eligible post-secondary institution from students who are enrolled in their second or fourth year of study and are at least 19 years old. Check our website to see if your school is on the list and contact your Dean.
Please visit  for more details and eligibility requirements. 

Good luck to all applicants!
About the BC Hospitality Foundation
The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is a registered charity that raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crisis due to a medical condition. Each year hundreds of hospitality workers across BC face financial challenges and have nowhere else to turn. The BCHF helps them when all other options have been exhausted. In addition, the BCHF offers a scholarship program to foster the development of the next generation of hospitality workers and industry leaders.