One of the most important parts of MAD Academy is our scholarship program. As hospitality professionals ourselves, we are acutely aware that many of those whom our programs will best position to become leaders in the field cannot currently afford our tuition. Our scholarships are intended to ensure that no one who would benefit from a MAD education is turned away for lack of funds.

We award scholarships based on applicants’ perceived financial need and their potential as future changemakers. In 2021 we awarded over 200 scholarships, and hope to increase that number in the future.

Scholarships cover the entire program cost, including tuition, course materials, and meals during school hours. All other costs, including travel, accommodation, and pocket money, remain the student’s responsibility.

To apply for scholarships, head to the scholarship enrollment form under applications and select the specific program you wish to attend on the form.

The MAD Academy Scholarship
Supported by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food (Miljø- og Fødevarministeriet) and private donations, these scholarships are available to anyone who is pursuing a career in hospitality anywhere in the world.

LA Scholars Award presented by Audi
A new award created to fund scholarships for six individuals from the Los Angeles hospitality community. Find out more and apply.


We believe that driving positive change in our industry should be a mutual commitment between organizations like ours, business owners, and people working in hospitality. The more support we get from people like you, the more students we can enroll in our programs.

To make a donation of any size, click here. If you or your organization is interested in supporting a named scholarship, please contact us at



By supporting MAD, you empower a global hospitality community to bring new skills, perspective, and passion to their communities and the world. 



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