Le Cordon Bleu are the world's leading provider of hospitality training. They run an extraordinary scholarship scheme aimed at people with limited means who wouldn't normally have the chance to study their most prestigious course, Le Grand Diplôme, in London. The prize is worth over £30k and comes with accommodation in central London and the chance to study with a leading chef.
They aren't looking for people with previous experience, just people with a passion for cooking or the hospitality industry. It's open to 17-20 year olds so they are targeting schools and colleges.
There are more details here: http://ukscholarship.cordonbleu.edu/