The Culinary Trust, philanthropic partner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, will accept scholarship applications for formal culinary education and independent study and research now through March 1, 2010. There are 24 scholarships available with a value of nearly $150,000 for the 2010-2011 academic year. Scholarship selection is based on merit, foodservice work experience, culinary goals, skills, and references. The scholarships are valid from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 (unless otherwise noted in the 2010-2011 Scholarship Program Listing) and applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2010. The scholarships offer an assortment of funding opportunities available for the educational pursuits of beginning and/or currently enrolled culinary students as well as long-time culinary professionals seeking funding for continuing education short-courses and/or conducting independent study and research. Applicants may visit The Culinary Trust’s Web site at http://www.theculinarytrust.org/ to download the 2010-2011 Scholarship Program Listing which provides complete details for all available awards, and the 2010-2011 Scholarship Application. Applications may also be received by contacting The Culinary Trust by mail at PO Box 273 New York, NY 10013, by phone or fax at 646.224.6989, or by email at email@example.com.