Now in its eight year, the contest is open to anyone aged 22-28-years-old working in a front of house role.
The scholarship typically attracts entries from waiters, managers, sommeliers and bar staff across all areas of the hospitality sector looking to improve their skills and network with the award's trustees and ambassadors, who provide mentoring throughout the process.
The 2019 winner was Karen Gruet, assistant restaurant manager at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire.
“The scholarship has enabled me to develop my knowledge through many incredible learning experiences and has helped me explore many different sides of the front of house profession," says Gruet.
Entries for 2020 will close on 2 October, before the quarter finals take place on 26 October at Hotel Café Royal and on 28 October at The Langham London.
Semi-finalists will compete at Rosewood London on 25 November ahead of the final at The Corinthia London in January. The 2020 scholar will be named at an awards ceremony at The Berkeley on 12 February.
The Queen is a patron of the scholarship, and presented the 2016 award in person.
Further information and tips on applying can be found at www.thegoldservicescholarship.co.uk.