Friday, May 29, 2009

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MRAEF gives $70,000 in scholarship awards

The Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (MRAEF) hosted almost 200 people at its ninth annual Making the Future Bright Scholarship Awards Gala on May 20 at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, Mass.

During the reception, MRAEF awarded $70,000 in scholarships to 31 high school and undergraduate students. Alan Ayers, treasurer and principal of Corporate Chefs Inc., received the 2009 MRAEF Leadership Award, and the 2009 ProStartTeacher of Excellence Award was presented to Nancy Haney from Tri-County Regional Vocational High School in Franklin, Mass.

Since 2000, the MRAEF, in partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, has given over $500,000 in scholarships to more than 210 students who are enrolled in a post-secondary restaurant or foodservice program.