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☷ City of Avondale Arkansas - Avondale EDGE invites applications for Culinary Scholarships at EMCC
City of Avondale , state Arkansas ( By Press Release office)
Avondale EDGE invites applications for Culinary Scholarships at EMCC
The City of Avondale , in collaboration with Estrella Mountain Community College ( EMCC ) and the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation , is inviting students interested in pursuing degrees or certifications in Culinary Arts to apply for the Avondale EDGE Culinary Scholarship .
The scholarship program is open to all current and prospective EMCC students and will assist with tuition , books , equipment , and uniforms . Scholarships will be available for the Fall 2022 semester . Deadline to apply is April 30 , 2022 .
The City’s Avondale EDGE program worked with Estrella Mountain Community College ( EMCC ) Foundation on creating a unique scholarship program . The program is funded through federal dollars the City received from the American Rescue Plan Act ( ARPA ) to invest in the community , education and local workforce to assist industries impacted by Covid - 19 .
“We’re excited to work with EMCC on this innovative scholarship program that goes beyond providing financial assistance to students . It also serves as a pipeline to recruit new skilled talent for the Avondale businesses and restaurants that were hit hard during the Covid - 19 pandemic , ” said Ken Chapa , director of the Avondale Office of Economic Development and Tourism . “As Avondale continues to attract more hotels and restaurants , our goal is to create and maintain a strong culinary and hospitality workforce – and what better place to start than with local talent attending culinary school at the college here in our city . ”
"It has been wonderful to partner with the City of Avondale in the development of the Avondale Edge Culinary Scholarship . From the beginning , the city has been committed to developing an opportunity that reduces the barriers to education and helps support and strengthens the hospitality and culinary industry in our region . This scholarship opportunity impacts not only the lives of EMCC students but also the City of Avondale residents and businesses . It ' s an innovative approach to solving a critical workforce need , ” said Paula Livingston EMCC’s Dean of Instruction and Occupational Education .
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