Applications Are Now Open - Join the Class of 2023!

Each passing year brings another opportunity to meet some of the brightest and most inspiring young Latinos through the open call for applications to the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund.

It's an exciting process. Many qualified individuals with dreams of leading a professional kitchen proudly submit an application. They are hoping for the chance to be selected as one of only four scholarship award recipients. Students will attend the award-winning Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) - School of Culinary Arts in New York. And this isn't your average scholarship.


The Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund award includes:

  • Full tuition at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) New York campus for an eight-month Culinary Arts diploma program, including school supplies (uniforms, books, knives, culinary tool kit, fees, etc.), classroom instruction, career services support, and externship placement

  • Travel to New York City for the start of the ICE program and home upon completion of program (flights, taxis, etc.)

  • Shared housing in New York City for the duration of your ICE program

  • Monthly New York City metro card stipend for the duration of your ICE program

  • Monthly $250 grocery stipend for the duration of your ICE program

  • Mentorship from Chef Aarón Sánchez and other chefs

Each scholarship award is valued at $65,000!


By the end of 2022,


this program will have supported 11 graduates, providing foundations for careers in the culinary industry across the nation. Chef Aarón and his team are dedicated to empowering Latin youth through education, experience and mentoring. This scholarship helps find some of the best of the best in the US.


Help us by spreading the word that the scholarship application process is open now through Friday, Sept


ember 16, 2022. We truly enjoy this time of year, where we get to learn about so many aspiring young people with the ability to become the next generation of kitchen leaders. For the next 11 weeks, we will continue to invite all interested individuals to apply for this amazing, life-changing opportunity.


Looking forward,

Jen Killian

Director, Aarón Sánchez Philanthropies



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