Gonnella Frozen Products LLC, part of the Gonnella Baking Co., has awarded two "Rising to the Top" scholarships to students at the American Institute of Baking (AIB), Manhattan, Kan.
The students–Tiffany Rubio and Freddie Thomas–each received scholarships worth $7,000. The funds cover the majority of tuition for AIB’s 16-week, science and technology resident course and combine with other existing scholarships so both students can attend school for free.
The "Rising to the Top" scholarship program was created last year as part of a yearlong celebration in honor of Chicago-based Gonnella’s 125th anniversary.
Rubio and Thomas received scholarships because of their professional and academic qualifications and years of experience in the baking industry. Gonnella also recognized the students for their military service within the culinary services departments.
"Gonnella is thrilled to support these outstanding bakers who share our commitment to quality," Meg McDonnell, Gonnella’s vice president of sales, said in a press release.