Goya’s support for higher education

GraduatedGoya has a long-standing history of giving back to the community. Through our Goya Gives program we have supported initiatives that help strengthen the development and growth of our youth and educational systems.


We believe every student should have the opportunity and access to education.


Since the inception of our Goya Scholarship Fund in 2012, we have granted over $1.6 million in scholarships to students nationwide as well as the sons and daughters of Goya employees.


The Goya Scholarship Fund shows Goya’s commitment to our community, our employees, and the importance of education.





Make your dream a reality. Apply now to the Goya Foods Culinary Arts Scholarship Program!


The Goya Foods Culinary Arts Scholarship is available on a competitive basis to students planning to enroll as freshman in a culinary arts or food sciences area of study. Four awards of $5,000 each will be granted every year and are renewable for up to three years, or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, for a maximum scholarship award of $20,000 per student provided he/she remains eligible to receive funding.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident, or eligible non-U.S. Citizen (DACA recipients are eligible)
  • Plan to enroll full-time starting in the next academic year (2023-2024) in a degree seeking program at a two-year or four-year U.S. accredited institution 
  • Must be obtaining first undergraduate degree
  • Must be entering as freshman and majoring in culinary arts or food sciences
  • Must be willing to complete 10 hours of community service per month while receiving funding. This activity will be tracked by Scholarship America®.
  • Applicants are required to submit an essay response to the following prompt: "Please explain how Goya has enriched your family traditions."




The application deadline is March 1, 2023.

The program will use Scholarship America® recipient selection criteria including the consideration of financial need, academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal.


Applications start on December 15th, 2022.


Apply Now!