Monday, August 15, 2011

The Cutting Edge Student Scholarship Program by Zwilling J.A. Henckels and Share Our Strength

The Cutting Edge Student Scholarship Program engages rising students in the culinary industry in the fight to end childhood hunger in America. Share Our Strength is a national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry and engages top chefs in the country in this effort.

Alongside some of these chefs and restaurants, 15 culinary students will be selected for an all expense-paid trip to experience Share Our Strength’s Conference of Leaders in Baltimore, Maryland from October 15-17, 2011. Conference of Leaders brings together Share Our Strength’s staff, volunteers, top chefs and restaurateurs, corporate partners, grant recipients, and anti-hunger advocates to discuss the issue of hunger and each person’s role in this fight.

Conference highlights for the selected students include:
  • Welcome event with past and present Cutting Edge Scholars
  • Networking opportunities with leading chefs
  • Assist in Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Baltimore event with the region’s top culinary talent
  • Speakers addressing issues of hunger in the United States and the role of the culinary community in finding solutions
  • Opportunity to engage national leaders of the anti childhood hunger community and become a part of the movement
How to apply?
Submit your application and essay by visiting, Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on September 1, 2011.

The online application requires students to submit a 500 word essay on the topic “What is a Chef’s Role in the Community.” The top 15 essays will be selected by a committee comprised of Share Our Strength staff, chef partners, and a Zwilling J.A. Henckels representative. Please be sure to include full name, address, email, phone number, birth date and school name. Essays will be reviewed and winners notified by September 30. Winners will be required to attend the entire Conference from October 15-17.