The EVIT scholarship winners, all seniors, are as follows:
- Anne Chung from Corona Del Sol won a $2,000 C-CAP Education Scholarship to the school of her choice.
- Chelsey Hacker, from Apache Junction, won a $5,000 scholarship to Scottsdale Community College
- Calena Srutowski, who is home schooled, won a $14,000 scholarship to Arizona Culinary Institute, which is equivalent to one half of her tuition.
- Brandy Pennick, from Apache Junction, won a $21,645 scholarship to Art Institute of Las Vegas, which is equivalent to one half of her tuition.
- Sam White, from Dobson, won an $80,080 scholarship to the Art Institute of Phoenix to cover a full bachelor’s degree.
Additionally, junior Courtney Clardy, who is home-schooled, won a scholarship to the summer explorer program at Le Cordon Bleu and a junior membership to the American Culinary Federation.
The Careers through Culinary Arts Program promotes and provides career opportunities in the food service industry for under-served youth through culinary arts education and employment. Students who compete in annual C-CAP cooking contests win college scholarships as part of the largest independent culinary scholarship program in the country. For more information, visit www.ccapinc.org.
The East Valley Institute of Technology is Arizona’s first joint technological education district. It provides occupation-specific programs for high school students at ten school districts across the East Valley and services Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley and Gilbert. The programs are tuition-free for high school students; classes also are open to adult students at competitive tuition rates. EVIT, which has been honored as an A+ school in Arizona, is in Mesa at 1601 W. Main Street and 6625 S. Power Road.