Jenny Placette – Central Texas College

Rosalia De la Rosa Leal – The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York

Alicia Arzate – University of Houston

Rebecca Diann Anthony – St. Philips College of Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Anita G. Rodriguez Helmkamp – St. Philips College of Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Andie Elizabeth O’Brien – Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York

Emily Hersh – Natural Gourmet Institute, New York, New York

Up to $27,000 in Scholarships were available for the 2018-2019 school year. We are proud of our recipients persuing a profession in a food related field. We wish them good luck to their future and will keep in touch on their progress.

MEDIA CONTACT: Scholarship Chair Diana Barrios Trevino – 210-771-7011 or

April 15, 2020


$25,000 in Scholarships Available: Due to the pandemic “shelter in place,” the Scholarship deadline has been extended to May 1, 2020 (this year only).

The San Antonio chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) is now accepting scholarship applications for post-high school studies in the 2020-2021 school year. The financial program is designed to assist San Antonio area women who are pursuing an education in the food/culinary arts, wine, hospitality and agriculture industries. This year, the organization has earmarked $25,000 for the scholarships.

Past scholarships have been awarded to women attending the University of The Incarnate Word, St. Philip’s College, Johnson & Wales University, The Culinary Institute of America, and other higher education institutions.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must demonstrate financial need, attend an accredited institution, and currently maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point grade average. Scholarships are limited to women who are current residents of San Antonio, Bexar County and its contiguous counties.

Application forms are available online at Forms are also available at most financial aid offices at area schools.

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2020 and addressed to Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarship, c/o Diana Barrios Treviño, P.O. Box 15302, San Antonio, TX 78212.

Successful scholarship recipients will be notified no later than May 31, 2020. Funds will be sent directly to the scholarship winner’s educational institution no later than September 1, 2020.

LDEI is a non-profit international association of women with successful careers in food, wine, hospitality and agriculture. The group is dedicated to assisting others through scholarships, education, advocacy and philanthropy.

For more information about the scholarship program of the San Antonio chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, please contact Diana Barrios Treviño at 210-771-7011 or via email at

Scholarship Application