Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas (ECF) has launched its search for the 2013 scholarship recipients this January. Clark County high school seniors who are passionate about pursuing a career in the culinary or hospitality industry will be selected this spring.
To be eligible, students must be Clark County high school seniors with plans to attend an accredited post-secondary institution as a full-time student during the academic year following their graduation. Applicants must also pursue a bachelor’s degree and major in hotel management, food and beverage, culinary or other related programs. Additional scholarship qualifications include a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and demonstrate the need for financial support.
In addition to financial support, more than 25 top food and beverage professionals serve as mentors to the students, providing monthly one-on-one guidance for professional leadership, advising and academic counseling. The foundation’s mentorship program contributes a strong support system to ensure success for the hospitality and culinary industries’ future leaders.
“Every year we look forward to selecting new scholarship recipients from a passionate group of students with compelling stories,” said Jason Shkorupa, President of ECF. “These students are the future of the hospitality and culinary industries and are the foundation of why ECF was created.”
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 and mailed to the ECF office located at 6765 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 1, Las Vegas, NV 89123. Potential candidates may call 702.932.5098 or visit the website at ecflv.org for more information.
ECF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enrichment, involvement and education of individuals committed to pursuing a career in the hospitality and culinary industries. The ECF scholarship program provides students the opportunity to attend a four-year university with premier hospitality and culinary programs anywhere in the nation. ECF provides financial aid, presents varied professional work experience and ethical guidance throughout a student’s educational experience.
ECF works to change the lives of Nevada’s students and positively impact the community through generous contributions from donors including Southern Wine & Spirits, Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Diageo, Fiji Water, Coca-Cola, Johnson Brothers, MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment and more. Future donors can support ECF with a monetary or in-kind donation, matching a gift, gift and estate planning or become a scholarship or M.E.N.U.S sponsor.
About Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas
Comprised of more than 25 of Las Vegas’ top food and beverage executives, the Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas not only awards students with scholarship funds to attend any four-year accredited university of their choice, it also provides mentorship throughout each student’s college career and helps to place the students in internships and jobs. 2013 marks the 12th year of the ECF and in its tenure the foundation has provided more than one million dollars to local scholars and also more than one million in charitable community grants to such organizations as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, UNLV Rebel Athletic Foundation, Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Latin Chamber of Commerce. To contact ECF, call 702-932-5098 or visit www.ECFLV.org. Become a friend on Facebook: www.facebook.com/epicureanlv or follow ECF on Twitter: www.twitter.com/epicureanlv.