Brandon Thomas Rising Star Scholarship
Brandon Michael Thomas
May 8, 1989 - July 12, 2010
Brandon was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Millard North High School. He had a lively sense of humor and made people laugh with his quick remarks. He had a zest for life whether he was snowboarding in Colorado, working in a restaurant kitchen or hanging out with friends. Brandon had a passion for food from the time he was a child. For many years he was the head cook for the family’s annual Thanksgiving dinners. When Brandon was first injured, the family set up a page on the caringbridge.org web site, which had a total of 6,423 visits and 275 messages from friends. This is a tribute to the love and admiration for Brandon and the sorrow felt at his passing. Brandon was an organ donor. His generosity will help others live, but his spirit will be with us forever.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to returning culinary and hospitality students with 50 or more credit hours completed and who have the intent of completing their degree at MCC. Applicants must currently be employed in the culinary and hospitality industry, but have not participated in formal education for 2 or more quarters. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and required supplies.
- Financial need is not required, may be considered
- Quarterly meeting with faculty advisory and minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained to be eligible for renewable award
- Pursuing a degree/major in Culinary Arts and Management
Scholarships are usually offered during the spring and fall quarters. Scholarship availability varies depending on donor giving.