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New Culinary Scholarship Supports Students Seeking Culinary Arts Careers

Posted May 28, 2024 at 1:06 pm

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation is delighted to introduce a new scholarship opportunity for our community: the Ignite the Fire Culinary Scholarship. This initiative supports students pursuing studies in the College’s Culinary Arts program.

This is funded through the support of the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, the 1889 Foundation, and other generous community donors.

“Current and future Culinary Arts students have a wonderful opportunity,” stated Carole VanMeter, Director of the Foundation. “This scholarship is designed to help students succeed academically and in their careers. In most cases, culinary students can attend Penn Highlands with minimal or no cost.”

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be high school graduates with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Applicants must enroll as a full-time Culinary Arts student at Penn Highlands and have accepted any aid eligible to help pay for a college education.

Culinary students not meeting eligibility criteria due to a lower credit load (less than 12 enrolled credits) or high school GPA can directly appeal to the College Foundation for exceptions.

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation awards scholarships based on the availability of annual funds, at their discretion. Each student’s financial aid amount is decided after carefully reviewing their application, ensuring assistance is tailored to individual needs.

The Ignite the Fire Culinary Scholarship accompanies the launch of the College’s Center for Culinary Excellence, which officially opened its doors in March of 2024 in downtown Johnstown.

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