TRA Scholarships in Restaurant/Hospitality Management

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Texas Restaurant Association (TRA)
W. Price, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: February 1st

Mail application to:
Texas Restaurant Association
P. O. Box 1429
Austin, Tx 78767

Applications must be received by February 1. TRA’s Board of Directors Scholarship Nominating Committee considers all applicants and announces winners in April.

Please view a copy of the application form for all eligibility information.

Scholarships are worth $5000 for recipients attending a 4-year university, culinary academy or graduate program and $2000 for recipients attending a 2-year college.

W. Price, Jr. Memorial Scholarship History
In 1953, W. Price, Jr. was named executive director of the Texas Restaurant Association. In 1972, W. Price, Jr. becomes President with the top elected restaurateur named Chairman of the Board, W. H. "Buckshot" Price. Following his father’s death in January of 1974, W. H. "Buckshot" Price became the Executive Vice President of TRA. In 1975 the Board of Directors vote to rename the state headquarters building the TRA-W. Price, Jr. Building and the W. Price, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was founded.

2010-2011 W. Price, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Recipients
Thomas Naegele, of Odessa, attending Odessa College
Richard Bundick, of San Antonio, Undecided on school choice
Kallen Ly, of Wylie, attending Texas Womens University
Jose Martinez, of Edinburg, attending Johnson & Wales University

Scholarship Nominating Committee 2010-2013:
Cathy Cace, Johnny Cace's Seafood & Steak House, Longview
David Cortez, Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia, San Antoino

Charles Duit, Calder Woods, Beaumont
Diana Kloesel, Kloesel's Steak House & Bar, Moulton

Earl Mulley, River Terrace Restaurant, San Angelo
Melissa Plowman, The Parkway Grill & Sports Bar, Wichita Falls
Diane Salazar, Texas Education Agency, Austin
Mary Jane Sampson, Lubbock ISD, Lubbock
Bernay Sheffield, Zentner's Daughter Steak House, San Angelo
Jerry Walker, CHG Cityplace, Dallas
Phil Willis, CHG Cityplace, Dallas
Russell Woodward, Texas Beef Council, Austin


Brazos Valley Restaurant Association
Deadline: Postmarked on or before August 31
Mike Green
(979) 693-2260

Brazos Valley Restaurant Association
P.O. Box 9869
College Station, TX 77842-7869

Qualifications for Scholarship:

  • Student must enroll as a full time student (12 hours or more)
  • Student must maintain his or her full time status during the semesters covered by the scholarship.
  • Student must have and maintain an overall grade point average of C or better and provide a copy of their report card.
  • Student must be a part time (15-20 hours) or full time employee (30-40 hours) in a member restaurant of the BVRA.
  • Student must be in good standing with the university.
  • It is preferred but not required that the application major in business or in some hospitality related field.

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