Scholarships

Each year Ohio ProStart students from all over the state are awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to pursue their culinary dreams. Scholarships are awarded at the annual Celebration of the Stars banquet where we recognize students’ many accomplishments. Congratulations to all scholarship recipients and thank you to our scholarship donors for your support of Ohio ProStart! Because of you we can help today’s culinary students become tomorrow’s food service workforce. We could not do this without you. We, our students and educators, appreciate your generosity.

Interested in establishing a scholarship for the future of the food service industry? Contact Patty Halper, Ohio ProStart Executive Director, at phalper@ohiorestaurant.org

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Elaine Straley Memorial Scholarship

Kendyl Guinther
Pioneer Career & Technology Ctr

Zoie Kachermeyer
Pioneer Career & Technology Ctr.

Therese Napier
Polaris Career Center

Michaela Skaggs
Greene County Career Center

Mike & Fran DeWine Family Scholarship

Brandy Gabrielson
Sentinel Career & Technology Ctr.

Valencia Henderson
Ponitz Career Technology Center

Kymbirlee Kiko
R.G. Drage Career Technical Ctr.

Annie Rhodes
Centerville High School

Richard Harwood Memorial Scholarship

Morgan Philbrick
Lancaster High School

Gordon Food Service

Eve Fitch
Sentinel Career & Technology Ctr.

Central Ohio Restaurant Association (CORA) Foundation

Gillian Schmittauer
South-Western Career Center

White Castle

Ashley Madaras
Penta Career Center

Abbey Goupill
Penta Career Center

Thomas Vitatoe
Polaris Career Center

Sysco

Steven Champagne
Upper Valley Career Center

Emma Darling
Centerville High School

Gillian Schmittauer
South-Western Career Cente

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Jassmin Alvarez
Portage Lakes Career Center

Megan Flory
Penta Career Center

Allison Hopson
Delaware County Career Center

Hope Kimble
Lancaster High School

Gabrielle Wilson
Centerville High School

Renee Ondrejech Memorial Scholarship

Christopher Hritz
Polaris Career Center

American Culinary Federation (ACF) Columbus Chapter

Stephanie Cotrone
Centerville High school

Elaine Straley Memorial Scholarship

Abby Shroyer
Springfield Clark Car. Tech. Ctr.

Amber Stevens
Polaris Career Center

Dakota Stevens
Polaris Career Center

Mike & Fran DeWine Family Scholarship

Davis Andrews
Penta Career Center

Sara Duffy
Diamond Oaks Car. Dev. Camp.

Journae Morris
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

Richard Harwood Memorial Scholarship

Gabriel Antos
West Shore Career–Technical Ctr.

White Castle

Nicholas Grimm
Springfield Clark Car. Tech. Ctr.

Carly Maye
Delaware Area Career Center

Madison Paras
Sentinel Car. & Tech. Ctr.

Central Ohio Restaurant Association (CORA) Foundation

Carly Maye
Delaware Area Career Center

Sysco

Adelaide Cole
Pioneer Career & Technology Ctr.

Daejah McCormick
Kenmore High School

Renee Ondrejech Memorial Scholarship

Sarah Cook
Lancaster High School

Gordon Food Service (GFS)

Samantha DeSelms
Penta Career Center.

Emily Leopold
Polaris Career Center

American Culinary Federation (ACF) Columbus Chapter

Amber Fellows
Pioneer Career & Tech. Ctr.

Andrew Magoch
Centerville High School

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Samantha Martin
Centerville High School

William Hetzler Scholarship

Elizabeth McGreev
West Shore Career-Technical Ctr.

ORAEF-Ohio ProStart Educator Scholarship

Danielle Nusbaum
Sentinel Career & Technology Ctr.