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College education is expensive. Students pay for more than just tuition fees - they have to allocate funds for other important things such as housing, food, and miscellaneous fees. Thankfully, there are ways to find free money for college, and most of them aren't that hard to find.

One way to receive free cash for education comes easy for many: A love for food. Those who love to cook and want to enroll in courses revolving around the delectable science and art of food preparation (and the equally wonderful art of eating) might be able to acquire for themselves scholarships to support their education.

Want to receive scholarships for loving food? Here are some College Scholarships for adventurous foodies and aspiring chefs, according to U.S. News.

National Scholars Program

The National Scholars Program, courtesy of the James Beard Foundation, provides 10 scholarships worth $20,000 each to "food-focused candidates of exceptional talent." Students who wish to pursue culinary arts, hospitality management, food security, food studies, or other food-related disciplines can apply.

JBF also awards tuition waivers and other cash grants. Applications will be available online starting April 1 and are due May 15.

Goya Food Culinary Arts Scholarships

Goya Food Culinary Arts Scholarships, awarded by family-run Goya Foods, is made available for incoming freshmen who plan to major in culinary arts or food sciences programs. Goya Foods awards four scholarships worth $5,000 for freshmen, renewable for three additional years or until the scholar completes a bachelor's degree.

Those who wish to apply must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen, and will be taking their first college degree. Those who get awarded must be willing to render 10 hours of community service per month. Applications are due Feb. 15.

John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

High school students interested in sweets can apply for the John Kitt Memorial Scholarship. Sponsored by the American Association of Candy Technologies, the scholarship awards $5,000 to students who will major in food science, chemical science, biological science or a related area.

Students who wish to apply must attend an accredited four-year institution in North America, and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. Applications should be submitted on or before April 4.

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