Trotter Project’s Chef Homaro Cantu Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The Trotter Project is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization committed to continuing Chef Charlie Trotter’s legacy through mentorship and scholarship programs for youth interested in culinary arts and hospitality. Our mission is to unite budding talent interested in the culinary arts, along with hospitality and service industries, through the Pillars of Excellence Program, which is designed to educate and inspire. This scholarship will be awarded to four (4) culinary arts or hospitality management students attending any accredited college/university in the U.S.

Website: The Trotter Project Scholarships
Application: Access Here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have 2.5 or higher GPA (unweighted)
  • Must be a high school senior, incoming, or current college student to qualify for scholarships
    Must plan to be an *agricultural student enrolled at any accredited college/university in the U.S. for fall 2022
  • Complete online application (see above for link)

Must submit the following documents:

  1. Resume highlighting community service, jobs/internships.
  2. Transcript displaying cumulative G.P.A. weighted/unweighted
  3. Letter of recommendation from someone who can discuss candidate’s academic achievements and/or character
  4. Video expressing how you pursue excellence, your interest in culinary arts/hospitality and long-term goals. This is your opportunity to express individuality/creativity, passion, commitment, and any other positive qualities. Videos should not exceed three minutes.
    *If you experience any difficulties uploading your video, please send video to Program Manager, LaKiesha P. Dunn, at

Submission Guidelines: Please submit application w/ required documents no later than 11:59 pm May 15, 2022. *Send VIDEO ONLY to Please submit other documents through the online application. unless given permission, * Documents sent separately will not be accepted.

Open to DREAMers: Yes
Questions? Please contact LaKiesha P. Dunn, Program Coordinator at