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Financing Culinary School

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The GI Bill®

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Scholarship Opportunities


Park City Culinary Institute – ProStart Culinary Competition Award

Park City Culinary Institute awards a $1000 scholarship for the State winners of the Prostart Competition.

Park City Culinary Institute – ProStart Credit

Students who complete one full year of ProStart during high school will receive $250 toward their training. Students who complete two full years of ProStart will receive $500 toward their culinary education. 

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Park City Culinary Institute – FCCLA Culinary Competition Award

This year, three lucky winners won $500 each to attend Park City Culinary Institute. The FCCLA Culinary Competition is “A team event [that] recognizes participants enrolled in occupational culinary arts/food service training programs for their ability to work as members of a team to produce a quality meal using industrial culinary arts/food service techniques and equipment.”

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Hungry To Lead Scholarship

The Hungry To Lead scholarship was initiated in 2014 in an effort to provide financial assistance to future leaders in the foodservice and hospitality industry. From 2014 to 2017, 10 scholarships have been awarded topping $17,000 in awards!

There are two scholarships available for the 2018 academic school year.
Top two finalists will be awarded scholarships in the following order. First place: The Hungry To Lead Scholarship ($2,500); Second place: The Leadership Recognition Award ($1,000).

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RCGSE Scholarships

  • Drive of the Spike Scholarship Fund Application

LGBTQ Ages 21 and over – or the child of LGBTQ parents
$500 to over $1000 depending on how much money is raised that year Scholarships are awarded each May around Memorial Day.

Apply at:

  • Youth Award (under 21)

This is also an award from the Drag Show fund aka “The Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire” but you do not need to be LGBTQ. $500 is available any time, all year round.

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Financing School on Your Own

There are many ways to finance your education. Many students borrow from friends or family. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement programs. We take credit cards, and some credit card companies are offering zero-percent interest for the first year, so long as you make your payments on time.

Mountain America Credit Union

If you need a payment plan, we have partnered with Mountain America Credit Union to offer eligible students payment plans as low as around $200/month. Below is more information. You can also call us with any questions at (801) 415-9471.

  • Payment Plans and Loans

Mountain America has loans available for as low as around $200/month
Rates for Signature loans are as low as 7.99%

Apply for a Signature Loan:

To apply for a Signature loan from Mountain America:
• You will need your last 2 pay stubs, and last 2 tax returns (Form W2)
• You will need your co-signer to bring copies of their same documents when you apply.
• If you or your co-signer are self employed, 2 years of tax returns will be needed for both their personal taxes, and the business.
• If your co-signer lives out of town, coordinate with Mountain America to have your co-signer fax or mail their documents to the branch before your visit.

*In most cases you will need a co-signer, such a parent/guardian or friend. If you have trouble finding a co-signer please call Mountain America at the number below to discuss
*As this is a Certificate program and not a Degree program, student loans are not available.
*You will need to arrange for a personal loan, car loan, or other type of loan.

Contact Numbers if you have further questions:
Mountain America
Kimball Junction Branch
(435) 649-6622
Ask for a Loan Officer

Credit Cards

Some credit cards are offering zero-percent interest for 12-18 months right now. See if you qualify, and if so, how much credit they will give you.

For more information: Search the web for “interest free credit card” or check a popular link on Google-



Culinary Training is sometimes Tax Deductible

You may be able to save money on school if you are eligible for a tax deduction. Talk with your accountant to see if you are eligible. 

For additional assistance:
Donna Miller
Director of Admissions
Park City Culinary Institute
(801) 415-9471