EVIT Culinary Students Net $122,725 in Scholarships

Submitted by Tiffani Nichols.

Five culinary students from the East Valley Institute of Technology won scholarships totaling $122,725 at the annual Careers in Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) competition held on March 17, 2012.

The EVIT scholarship winners (all seniors) are as follows:

  • Anne Chung (Corona Del Sol): $2,000 C-CAP Education Scholarship (school of choice)
  • Chelsey Hacker (Apache Junction): $5,000 to Scottsdale Community College
  • Calena Srutowski (home schooled): $14,000 to Arizona Culinary Institute (1/2 tuition)
  • Brandy Pennick (Apache Junction): $21,645 to Art Institute of Las Vegas (1/2 tuition)
  • Sam White (Dobson): $80,080 to Art Institute of Phoenix (full bachelor’s degree)

Additionally, junior Courtney Clardy (home schooled) won a scholarship to the summer explorer program at Le Cordon Bleu and a junior membership to the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

About C-CAP

The Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) promotes and provides career opportunities in the food service industry for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment. Students who compete in annual C-CAP cooking contests win college scholarships as part of the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the country. For more information, visit www.ccapinc.org.