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Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) Scholarship Challenge for International Students (Full Scholarship to USA) 2018

The 2018 #CulinaryVoice Scholarship Contest of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is awarding scholarships in either Culinary Arts or Pastry & Baking Arts programs. Scholarship winners are selected by public votes. Candidates are to upload video to the program webpage and get people to click ‘vote’ for their videos. 

Application Deadline: 15th April, 2018

Voting Begins on the 26th of March.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): New York City, USA

About the Award: You will upload a (1) minute video explaining why you deserve to win 1 of 4 full tuition scholarships. You will be randomly assigned to one of four teams, each led by a celebrity chef, and your video will be posted to the contest website when public voting begins. The twenty-five (25) videos on each team with the most public votes will become semifinalists and scored by a panel of judges to determine the top five (5) videos per team, for a total of twenty (20) finalists. Finalists will compete in New York City in two skills challenges that will be shown on ABC’s The Chew, and as a result, there will be four (4) Grand Prize winners, who will each receive a full tuition scholarship to either the Culinary Arts program or Pastry & Baking Arts program at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York, New York or Los Angeles, California.

 After completing the Entry Information, you will be asked to upload a Video up to one (1) minute in length from your phone, computer or other applicable electronic device. You must appear in the Video. Video submissions may depict cooking, baking, or a passion for service in the culinary or hospitality industry. Video submissions can be comical or serious, depict a sense of accomplishment, or overcoming an obstacle/adversity. They can include testimonials from others, with prior written consent from each such individual. The goal is to demonstrate to ICE your passion for food, service, entrepreneurial flair and/or creativity, and convey why you would be a suitable candidate for a full tuition scholarship to ICE’s Culinary Arts program or Pastry & Baking Arts program. The Video should be well thought-out, represent a positive addition to the ICE community and last, and demonstrate that you are eager to learn and will never stop learning.

Type: Training


  • You don’t have to be an actor or movie director—just be yourself! Show your creativity!
  • Film your video horizontally to look best on screen.
  • Videos should be no longer than one minute (60 seconds) in length.
  • The sooner you upload, the more chances your video has to gain votes.


  • Is filmed horizontally to look best on screen.
  • Is no longer than one minute in length.
  • Does not include music.
  • Is creative, shows your passion for food and features you.
  • Is shared on your social networks to encourage friends and family every day to vote—spread the word!

Selection: The public will vote to determine the top 100 scholarship semifinalists between March 26, 2018 – April 15, 2018. Once public voting is closed, a panel of judges from ICE will review the semifinalists to determine the 20 scholarship finalists, who will be announced May 10, 2018. The finalists will be flown to NYC to compete in a series of challenges on ABC’s The Chew to determine the ultimate winners, who will be announced on air on June 15, 2018.

Number of Awardees: 4

Value of Scholarship: Successful candidates will each receive a full tuition scholarship to either the Culinary Arts program or Pastry & Baking Arts program at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York or Los Angeles, California.

How to Apply: Upload your Video

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Institute of Culinary Education (ICE)

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