Creed Ford III Memorial Scholarship Application
Scholarship Sponsored by Texas Restaurant Association
Awards Available: 3
Deadline : Apr 30, 2023
Creed Ford III was a long-time, well-respected restauranteur, where he managed, inspired and led thousands of employees at various companies including Brinker International, Fired Up, Inc. and Ford Restaurant Group. Creed's life passion was helping others. As a founder of Johnny Carino’s, the Fired-Up Foundation, he has raised and donated over $2.7 million to various charities over the years. His family has created a scholarship in his memory to support the future leaders of the hospitality industry. The C3 Legacy Foundation will award three scholarships at $5,000 each annually.
- Be a resident of the state of Texas but can attend school outside of the state.
- Be enrolled in any degreed foodservice or hospitality program.
- Be a registered full-time student (12 hours or more) with at least 3 hours per semester devoted to foodservice or hospitality management.
- Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.75 and major GPA of 3.5 (2.75 for high school seniors)
- Demonstrate the ability to become an asset to the foodservice industry. The student’s personal aims and goals should be consistent with this requirement.
- Show proof of enrolled hours after last drop date each semester, before payment is issued.
- Previous winners are not eligible for a second award. College seniors in their last semester are not eligible. Scholarship not paid out for summer semesters.
The scholarship committee will score the applications on the following:
- Spelling, Punctuation, Legibility
- Grade Point Average and ACT/SAT Scores
- Class Ranking (High School Seniors Only)
- Honors-Community Involvement
- Essay Questions
- Strength of References
- Industry Related Work Experience
- 1-5 years working in foodservice
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