The Austin chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier is seeking applicants for two $4,000 scholarships that the group will give away later this year to women in Central Texas who are pursuing full-time culinary coursework.

Applicants must have completed at least 20 credit hours, have a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled currently in a local certificate or associate’s degree program in culinary arts, baking and pastry or hospitality and restaurant management. The deadline to apply is Oct. 1, and you can apply at