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Scholarship applications open for BIPOC culinary students

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Bolton, Ont. – Ben’s Original is now accepting candidate applications for the Canadian Seat at the Table Fund, a scholarship program that creates opportunities for students from underrepresented and equity-deserving communities seeking careers in the food industry.

Established through a $200,000 commitment by the brand announced in fall 2021, the needs-based awards are designed to help BIPOC students overcome financial barriers and positively affect pathways to employment.

The awards are available to students enrolled or accepted into culinary arts, baking, pastry or catering programs at Vancouver Community College (BC), Humber College (Ontario), Centennial College (Ontario) and Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (Quebec).

Qualified candidates must identify as BIPOC and demonstrate financial need to complete their education.


Each institution will administer and award five $5,000 awards annually over the next two academic years, beginning with the fall 2022 semester.

More information about the awards and how to apply may be found here.

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