2017 DiRōNA Scholarship Recipients:

Nathan Cook – Sullivan University

Gueye Coty – Gateway Community College

Sarah Sbai – Kendall College

Thomas Vitatoe – Pittsburg Technical Institute

Diana Camacho – Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte

Helen Tabitha Lindsay – Niagara College

Alexis Currell-Therrien – Niagara College

Solange Arias – Humber Co





2016 DiRōNA Scholarship Recipients:

Tiara Alston – Sullivan University

Annslea Schaber – Sullivan University

John Sadler – Sullivan University

Kristin Criswell – Culinary Institute of America

Anna Marano – Stratford Chefs School


Solange Arias – Humber College



Solange Arias – Humber Colleg


The founders of DiRōNA had one simple idea in mind:  To preserve and promote the ultimate in distinguished dining.


Since its founding in 1989, the DiRōNA Award Scholarship Fund has helped countless students to pursue careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. 


Recipients are selected through a rigorous review of applications from throughout North America. 


A minimum of 6 DiRoNA scholarships are provided each year through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. 

As Ted Balestreri, past DiRōNA Chairman notes, “The gift of an education is rewarding; the end result is immeasurable.  The knowledge of food and wine and hospitality is a gift to share, and we are proud to help promote the education of the best in our field.” 


Click Here To Apply For 2018


National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
2055 L St. NW
Washington, DC  20036
T: 800.424.5156


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