Amy Russell was a first-year student in the culinary arts program at Hocking College. She graduated from Federal Hocking High School, was a talented pianist and a writer of poetry. Amy died in 2003 at the age of 18 as the result of an automobile accident. The Memorial Scholarship was established through start-up funds from Diagnostic Hybrids, Inc. of Athens, Ohio, where Amy's father, Bill worked. Additional donations were made to the fund from family, friends and community supporters to pay tribute to Amy's hope, love and desire to achieve academically.
Scholarship awards are available to students studying culinary arts who are graduates of Federal Hocking High School.
Hector Boiardi is known by millions as Chef Boy-ar-dee. He learned to cook in his native Italy and immigrated to New York to work in a hotel restaurant in the early 1920s. In 1924, he and his wife Helen opened a restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio. Their success in the culinary business has made Chef Boy-ar-dee a household name.
The Hector Boiardi Scholarship at Hocking College was established in 1997 with funding from the Helen Boiardi Trust. The scholarship is awarded to culinary arts students who exhibit financial need.
The Frances Kosmider Memorial Culinary Student Scholarship
will provide awards to students who meet all of the following criteria.
- Be enrolled full-time in the Culinary Arts Program at Hocking College
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5. in high school or previous college work
- Submit a one-page essay addressing their interest in pursuing a career in the culinary arts as well as their career goals
- Financial need will be considered
- The scholarship may only be used for tuition, fees, supplies, books and program required supplies
- Awardees are required to follow federal regulations for the return of Title IV aid in terms of this scholarship
- Receipt of scholarship funds or the non-selection of an applicant does not preclude reapplication in the future