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 in Punxsutawney, Pa.
Scholarship awards of $3,000 will be given to five outstanding applicants who have an extraordinary commitment to succeed in the culinary field. Recipients will possess a high level of academic excellence, superb interpersonal communication skills, and an intense desire to advance professionally in the field of culinary arts. Favorable consideration is given to applicants who want to pursue the combination culinary arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management or Food and Nutrition.
Scholarship awards of $1000 will be awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and potential as well as a commitment to the culinary industry. Scholarships will be given to students who have been able to blend academic dedication with career-minded employment and/or professional or school organization involvement.