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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 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.

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This scholarship was created in 2010 in memory of Brandon Thomas. This scholarship is to benefit students by providing financial assistance to returning culinary and hospitality students with 50 or more credit hours completed who have the intent of completing their degree at MCC. Students will be currently in the culinary and hospitality industry, but have not participated in formal education for 2 or more quarters.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Financial need is not required but may be considered
  • Pursuing a degree/major in Culinary Arts and Management, Hospitality and Restaurant Leadership
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must have completed 50 credit hours or more
  • Have not attended MCC for the prior two quarters
  • Must meet with an advisor quarterly

Scholarships are usually offered during the spring and fall quarters. Scholarship availability varies depending on donor giving.