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The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association's philanthropic arm, the North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation (NC HEF) provides a wide variety of scholarships to students.

The 2018 NC HEF Scholarships will open in early December.  Please check back at that time for application information. 

 

2017 Scholarships Awarded

Founding Partner Scholarships

Golden CorralGolden Corral Scholarship: One award of $4,000 for a rising college junior or senior enrolled in a four-year culinary or hospitality program in North Carolina.
2017 Winner:  Sabrina Dulaney of Advance, NC



Johnson & Wales University Chancellor's Scholarship: One award of 4,000 for a graduating high school senior planning to enroll at Johnson and Wales Charlotte. Award is renewable and administered by Johnson & Wales.

                               2017 Winner:  April Melissa Burg of Waxhaw, NC



President's Circle Scholarships

Davidson and Jones Hotel Corporation Scholarship: One award of $1,000 to a college junior enrolled in a four-year culinary or hospitality program in North Carolina.
2017 Winner:  Savannah Witt of Fayetteville, NC





Mary Margaret Traxler Scholarship: This award honors the late founder of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality News by granting one award of $2,000 for a rising sophomore or junior enrolled in a four-year culinary or hospitality program in North Carolina.  2017 Winner:  Nicole Vetti of Roxboro, NC

William F. Carl Scholarship: The William F. Carl Scholarship honors the late co-founder of Golden Corral by granting scholarships to eligible children of hourly employees in the restaurant industry. William F. Carl was a firm believer that the dedication and hard work of hourly workers were the industry's foundation for growth and success. The amount of this award is $3,500.  2017 Winners:  Isabella Martin of Mount Airy, Yasmin Rodriguez of Greensboro, Tia Anderson of Durham, Brooke Maynor of Southport, Taylor Pederson of Concord

 

Vickie Clark-Flaherty Scholarship: The Vickie Clark-Flaherty Scholarship honors the late senior product implementation manager at Golden Corral by granting scholarships to women in the foodservice industry. Clark-Flaherty epitomized what it takes to be successful in the foodservice industry: determination, vision, and the highest work ethic. The amount of this award is $2,000.

2017 Winner:  Loren Cristina of Winston-Salem, NC

Ted Fowler Scholarship for the Pursuit of Restaurant Excellence: This scholarship honors Golden Corral President and CEO Ted Fowler. It recognizes students who aspire to continue their education in the restaurant and hospitality industry. A scholarship in the amount of $3,500 will be given annually to one graduating high school senior who is a ProStart student, based on eligibility.

2017 Winner:  Jordan Fields of Clayton, NC

 

North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Scholarship: The North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation awards scholarships to students attending two- or four-year schools in North Carolina who are pursuing careers in the hospitality industry. Multiple awards are given each year, and the amounts vary with the minimum award being $750.

2017 Winners:  Tyler White of Lenoir and Magenta Fougerat of Mocksville 

 

Jimmy Alfano Scholarship: This scholarship honors Angus Barn employee Jimmy Alfano, who had a passion for culinary arts and mentoring young people. Students eligible for this award need to have worked in a restaurant. The amount of each scholarship award is $3,000.

2017 Winners:  Billy Smith of Raleigh, Hannah Moyles of Wake Forest, Ashley Garwatoski of Apex

 

ProChef Scholarship: This scholarship is given by ProChef USA to honor a current ProStart student or a graduate of the ProStart program. Recipients may attend school in North Carolina or out of state, but must be pursuing a hospitality-related career. The amount of this award is $1,000.

2017 Winner:  Nikolas Westerburg of Cameron, NC

 

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