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Bellisio Foods Scholarships

The Bellisio Foods Scholarship is currently accepting applications. Applications must be emailed or postmarked by Friday, March 31, 2017. To learn more about eligibility requirements, please continue reading or review the application.


Established in honor of Bellisio Foods founder, Jeno Paulucci, the Bellisio Foods Scholarship, funded by the Bellisio Foods Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), supports post-secondary scholarships for children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees.

The Bellisio Foods Scholarship supports the pursuit of post-secondary education at trade and technical schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their demonstration of character, community service, financial need, academic performance, and overall potential.


Eligibility Requirements and Criteria:

  • Recipients shall be chosen on the basis of: character as evidenced by personal conduct, values, and attitudes and behaviors towards others; community service as evidenced by leadership, service and activities; financial need; and academic performance and potential.
  • Applicants must be dependent children of a current employee in good standing for at least one year, including biological children, legally adopted children, children placed with employees for adoption, stepchildren, and any children for whom an employee is the legal guardian; grandchildren of employees, regardless of dependent status, also qualify. Employees may be at any U.S. location of Bellisio Foods.
  • Candidates must be pursuing post-secondary education, full or part-time, at an accredited trade or technical training program, community college, or four-year college in the U.S.
  • Candidates must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.00 scale.
  • Assistance is not intended for pursuit of advanced degrees (e.g. Master’s degree).
  • Dependents and grandchildren of senior executives are excluded.

Award Amount:

Scholarship awards are determined by number of applicants. Scholarship awards are made payable directly to the institution of enrollment on the student’s behalf, for the purposes and expenses associated with tuition, fees, textbooks, and required supplies and equipment.


The Bellisio Foods Scholarship was established in honor of Bellisio foods founder, Jeno Paulucci. Bellisio Foods, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing frozen food companies, is the maker of a wide variety of frozen food brands, including Michelina’s, Boston Market, Chili’s at Home, Overhill Farms, Eating Well, EAT!, and Atkins. The Bellisio Foods fund awards scholarships to children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees pursuing post-secondary education, including technical and trade school, community college, university, etc. Bellisio’s leadership and scholarship fund encourages economic success and access to educational opportunity.