Scholarships and Grants

School Grant Program 

All socioeconomic levels are reflected in our Texas ProStart high schools. While some schools are well funded, others are not as fortunate. Through TRF/Partner school grants, we can give grant funds directly to a school in need and help them strengthen their Texas ProStart program. 


The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and the American Hotel & Lodging Association were awarded a $1.8 million contract, from the Department of Labor, to develop the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship. To learn more about the apprenticeship program, visit the NRAEF website. Below is a webinar, led by John Shortt, NRAEF Director of Program Development, outlining the apprenticeship program and answer questions from TRA members. If you are interested in building a registered apprenticeship in your restaurant, foodservice and hospitality business please contact Susan Petty, TRF Director of Education/Texas ProStart Coordinator.