Giselle Lord, a Metropolitan College student pursuing her master’s in gastronomy, has received a $20,000 scholarship from the highly regarded James Beard Foundation Awards in recognition of her leadership potential in culinary arts, food studies, and related fields. In its first year, the James Beard Foundation’s National Scholars Program offers scholarships to candidates from ten regions around the country on the basis of academic merit as well as personal and professional recommendations. Lord, an Oregon native, was selected as the award’s Northwest representative. With her own online cookware business and a career as a video producer, the James Beard Foundation calls her “an entrepreneurial success story.”
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Dr. Beth Bennett, adjunct lecturer of English at Metropolitan College, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach for nine months in the English Department at the University of Ghana. Bennett will teach African American literature and writing, undertake research in Accra and other sites in the country, and retrace the steps Richard Wright took on his visit to Ghana in the 1950s (a journey Bennett discusses in her essay “Shooting Slavery’s Image in Black Power: A Close Reading of Three Richard Wright Photographs,” published in 2010 by Peter Lang in Writing with Light: Words and Photographs in American Texts, edited by Mick Gidley).
MET congratulates student Angela Hasemann, RD, CSP, who received the Fuschia Lucille Johnson Memorial Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Hasemann, who is earning her master’s in Health Communication online, is an outpatient pediatric dietitian for the Children’s Fitness Clinic at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation awards scholarships each year to registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians registered (DTRs) pursuing advanced degrees.
Osher Re-entry Scholarship Fund Provides Financial Aid for Higher Ed Undergraduate Students.
Boston University’s Metropolitan College has just been announced as a recipient of the coveted Osher Reentry Scholarship Fund. Provided by the Bernard Osher Foundation, the scholarship provides financial assistance for undergraduate students who wish to return to higher education. Read more about the Osher Reentry Scholarship or view the press release.