Black Education / Schools : Scholarships for African American Food Studies-type Students! Pass it on

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    GLORY FOODS will host two guests at the ninth annual Southern Foodways Symposium, to be held October 19-22, 2006, on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Two scholarships will be awarded to African American students aged 21 or older who are pursuing a degree in food arts, hospitality management, folk arts, or a related field.

    The 2006 symposium explores the Gulf South. It will provide an opportunity for students to come to a better understanding of Southern cuisine and Southern culture. Featured presenters include Mike Tidwell, author of Bayou Farewell, Lolis Eric Elie, author of Smokestack Lightning, and Linton Hopkins, chef and owner of Atlanta's Restaurant Eugene. Lectures will be complemented by a series of informal lunches, dinners, and tasting events.

    Winners will receive a complimentary pass to the symposium ($430 value) and a travel and accommodations stipend of up to $400. Winners will be mentored by Leni A. Sorensen, Ph.D., African-American Research Historian with the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello.

    Scholarships will be awarded to the best responses to these questions. Total word count should be between 200 and 250 words.

    -- What geographical, cultural, and historical differences define the Gulf South?

    -- Select one typical Gulf South dish and sketch its history.

    -- What do you hope to gain from a four day symposium on Southern foodways?

    To view the full symposium schedule, point your Web browser to www.southernfoodways.com . Send your essay to the Southern Foodways Alliance by way of [email protected] . Questions? Call 662-915-5993 or e-mail [email protected] .

    The e-mail postmark deadline for all entries is September 22. Winners will be notified by phone on September 27.

    These scholarships are sponsored by Glory Foods of Columbus, Ohio, a manufacturer and distributor of conveniently prepared, slow-simmered, and seasoned Southern-style canned vegetables; frozen side dishes and entrees, including single serve and family size; and fresh-cut bagged vegetables like collard, kale, mustard, and turnip greens—all of which are inspired by Southern recipes and traditions. Glory Foods has emerged as a leader in the Southern food category. The company’s founder, the late Bill Williams, was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and was committed to enhancing the presence of African Americans in the food industry. These scholarships are awarded in his honor.

    The Southern Foodways Alliance is an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. Our mission is to document and celebrate the diverse food cultures of the American South.

    Please visit: http://www.ctherd.blogspot for additional scholarships/opportunities
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