The Ricupero scholarship recipients for the 2021 academic year are Sean Lynn from Aston, Pa., and Silas Gesser, from Gettysburg, Pa.

Scholarship Recipients

Established by members of the Ricupero and Lubold families to honor their parents and grandparents, this scholarship is awarded to outstanding and talented students enrolled in the Academy of Culinary Arts. Academy of Culinary Arts students are eligible to apply for this scholarship during their second year in the program.

Sean has completed his externship at the Biltmore Estate Asheville, North Carolina, and plans to move to Clinton, New York, and work in a farm-to-table restaurant. Sean is planning to continue his education on East Coast agricultural and sustainability waste reducing practices within restaurants.

Silas will be completing his externship at the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He plans to return to IUP to and complete the Baking and Pastry Arts program after completion of his externship to continue his culinary and pastry education.