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
“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
“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