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Scholarships and Awards

The OCC Trust’s scholarships and awards provide opportunities for creative personal and professional development for those who study or work in the fields of hospitality and gastronomy. The Trust currently offers two awards, and the formation of several others is due to be announced soon.

Scholarships and awards are offered on a competitive basis.


The Ken Hom Scholarship. 

The Ken Hom Schorlarship is open to students of are enrolled on higher education degree programmes (bachelors or masters) in hospitality or culinary arts (or related fields) in European-based educational institutions. The Scholarship seeks to promote better understanding of Asian food culture and to reinforce the importance of students adopting international perspectives.  Winners receive an all-expenses paid educational and cultural trip to Asia.  Follow this link to learn more.



The Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia

The biennial Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia enables aspiring food writers to fulfil their dreams to research, travel and create original work about any aspect of Asian food.  Winners received a rant of up to £2500 to fund travel and research expenses. Follow this link to learn more.

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