Sue Zelickson Grant

Sue ZelicksonThe vision of Women Who Really Cook’s Sue Zelickson Grant program is to encourage and support women students in realizing their dreams of pursuing a career in the culinary arts and welcoming them into the community of women working and networking within the industry.

The grant was the inspiration of and is named after the founder of Women Who Really Cook, James Beard Award winner and Twin Cities food personality, Sue Zelickson.


The Sue Zelickson Grant provides financial assistance for education-related expenses to female students pursuing a career in food service management, hospitality, culinary and/or baking and pastry arts programs at accredited post-secondary schools in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and eastern North Dakota. Grants are distributed to outstanding applicants based on academic merit, culinary goals and references.

Applicants must be currently attending their degree program taking 8 credits or more per quarter, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average and graduating no earlier than June 2016.

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Making a donation to the grant fund:

You can make a donation to the Sue Zelickson grant fund via Paypal, credit card or personal check by filling out this brief Donation Form.

Since the creation of the Sue Zelickson Grant program in 2007, Women Who Really Cook has given more than $40,000 in grants to more than 80 women students. The grant program is entirely funded by member dues and member contributions.

2016 Sue Zelickson Grant Committee

Jessica Bartl, Chair
Sharon Gilsrud
Lois Tlusty
Hillary Robertson
Kristin Klemetsrud
Sue Zelickson, Advisor