The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program for students entering college or already working in the industry to pursue careers in the culinary and hospitality industries.

The application deadline is Dec. 31. Scholarship recipients will be announced in early February.

Applicants must be enrolled or accepted in a bachelor and/or associate degree program in order to pursue or further a career in the restaurant or hospitality industry. Courses of study can include but are not limited to culinary, hospitality, tourism, business and management programs. Scholarship awards are merit-based and will vary based on available funds.

For an online application, visit www.LRAEF.org.