Kevin Nurse graduated from ICE's Culinary Arts Program in 2008. Kevin triumphed over remarkable odds with his own health to graduate from ICE and become a chef. Shortly before enrolling at ICE, he underwent a lifesaving heart transplant and discovered that in an amazing coincidence his heart donor had also attended culinary school and was working as a chef. Kevin felt that he was meant to carry on the donor's legacy. Sadly, Kevin passed in July 2010. This scholarship honors his memory and celebrates his life and passion for the culinary arts, helping further carry on his inspirational story.
The scholarship is intended for a student who has overcome a medical hardship afflicting him or herself, or who has a family member with a medical hardship. The applicant must demonstrate a passion for education in the Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Culinary Management, or Hospitality Management to be eligible for the scholarship. Applicants should submit a 1,000-word essay explaining the applicant's medical hardship, passion for cooking and why he or she is deserving of the scholarship. To qualify, scholarships must be awarded prior to enrollment and applicants must begin their program of choice within one year of accepting the award.
• Culinary Arts Program: $10,000
• Pastry & Baking Arts Program: $10,000
• Culinary Management Program: $5,000
• Hospitality Management Program: $5,000
• Starting: March 1, 2014
• Deadline: March 1, 2015
To see the complete rules and regulations, click here. All submissions should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.