Alumni Scholarship

Win the Gaston Lenotre Scholarship $5,000 Alumni Grant for Your Business

Get seed funding to help you grow a new business. The Gaston Lenotre Scholarship Foundation has created a $5,000 business grant for all Culinary Institute Lenotre graduates. 


The application is open to alumni who are currently starting or have recently started a culinary or hospitality business. To qualify, you must:

  • have a registered name or DBA,

  • have created a business plan, and

  • be eligible for any applicable health department permits.

Apply through October 15, 2021. All qualified CIL alumni are encouraged to apply by submitting a one-page business summary and brief resume for consideration.


Judging will be provided by a panel of six distinguished individuals, representing a variety of backgrounds including hospitality instructors, CIL graduates, business professionals, community leaders and media personalities.


Promote your business. The winner will be announced at this year’s Champagne & Chocolat Gala Kickoff and will also be included in our Wall of Fame on the Lenotre Hub website and promoted on our social media channels.


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