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Merriman’s Expands Culinary Scholarship Offering

March 16, 2016, 11:41 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 11:35 AM
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The Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship is expanding for the 2016-2017 school year to include Maui and Kauai applicants, in addition to those on the Big Island.

Each year since 2000, Chef Peter Merriman has offered the Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship for students entering or continuing in the field of Culinary Arts on the Big Island.

The scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s outstanding qualities, passion for the field, and financial need.

Under the expansion, students attending any University of Hawai’i campus through the Big Island, Maui, and Kauai can apply for the scholarship.

“It’s been our honor to help over 46 Hawai’i Island students attend culinary school, something that might not have otherwise been available to them,” said Chef Peter Merriman. “We are excited to now extend this scholarship to deserving students in Maui and Kauai as well.”

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A total of $51,450 has been given to culinary students since the scholarship program began.

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“It is always beneficial for the students to have opportunities such as these to help them strive toward success,” said Teresa Shurilla, Culinary Arts Program Coordinator at UH Maui College. “We are excited to partner with Peter Merriman and Merriman’s Restaurants. The faculty at UHMC, along with industry partners like Merriman’s, create a true atmosphere of help and support.”

Those interested in applying for the scholarship and who are first and second year culinary students can obtain scholarship information on the Merriman’s Hawai’i website.

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