Cantonment Rotary Awards Two Culinary Students

Cantonment Rotary Club Culinary Endowed Scholarship

Thank you to the Cantonment Rotary Club for awarding Amber “AJ” Gill and Patrick Newburn with the Cantonment Rotary Club Culinary Endowed Scholarship at a luncheon in the Molly McGuire Culinary Dining Room on November 4, 2020. They can now continue pursuing their culinary goals! This scholarship award is given to two full-time or part-time students in the culinary program who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher every Spring semester. The Cantonment Rotary Club has a long history of supporting our students across disciplines through six unique scholarships: the Cantonment Rotary Club Culinary Scholarship, the Ike & Carolyn Hicks Terry Music Scholarship, the Legal Assistant Scholarship, the Ted Ciano Vocational Scholarship, the Vocational I Scholarship, and the Vocational II Scholarship.


Recipients Express Gratitude 

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“Thank you for providing the funds to help me with the schooling for my aspiring career as a chef. I work as a line cook at Union Public House, learning about how to apply my schooling to the real world even before I graduate. It has been a wonderful journey so far. I look forward to every opportunity to learn when I attend classes at PSC. Each class helps me prepare for my career and challenges me to think on a whim. I have been able to explore my creativity, making food look even prettier than it tastes. It is an honor to be a student at PSC and I cannot wait to see what the semesters ahead hold. With the support you have provided, I can continue toward a career that will help me provide for myself and my family. Thank you again.”

– Patrick Newburn, Culinary Student



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“I appreciate this generous donation more than I can put into words. I have known since I was young that I wanted to be in culinary school. When the pandemic hit, I had to contemplate dropping out because I simply could not afford classes anymore. Being faced with giving up my dream was one of the scariest times of my life. However, thanks to this scholarship, I can continue to pursue my dream of finishing culinary school and opening my own restaurant. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! You have truly changed my life.”

– Amber “AJ” Gill, Culinary Student