LDEI Chapters across the US, Canada, UK and Mexico have raised and awarded millions of dollars in scholarships to deserving women.
Contact us to apply for our next scholarship round - applications due May 1, 2019.
Current Scholarship Recipients
Janelle Vidal and Tiffani Bowman
Our current scholarship recipients Janelle Vidal (left), a sophomore at UCLA in the new Food Science program, and Tiffanni Bowman, also a sophomore at College of the Desert studying Hospitality Management, joined us in July at Kobe Japanese Restaurant for a Wine Down Wednesday fundraiser for LDEI. The young women spoke to the crowd of nearly 100 guests about their studies and how the LDEI scholarships are helping them.
Tiffanni Bowman is starting her third year at College of the Desert, and will graduate in fall 2019. She is currently enrolled full time. She graduated from La Quinta High School in 2016, where she was actively involved in the culinary program for four years. She had had the opportunity to help cater many private and public events such as the Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival. She also earned an internship at the Palm Valley Country Club where she learned the inner workings of a commercial kitchen and all that goes put into making an event possible.
Janelle has just started her second year at UCLA, enrolled in general and organic chemistry, pathways of science, and critical reading and writing. Her past three quarters in Environmental Science courses will be credited towards her Food Science degree. Janelle was among the first four-year graduating class at Rancho Mirage High School in 2017 where she completed four years of the culinary program under Chef Howard Merrick. Janelle was one of the student chef volunteers helping at the LDEI Bites & Sips for Scholarships event at PIRCH which raised money for our scholarships such as she received!
Lindsay-Nicole Jordan attended The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and graduated with as Associates Degree in Culinary Arts in 2016. After graduation, she moved to West Palm Beach, Florida to work at the Four Seasons Resort. "My reason for majoring in Culinary Arts are unique to me. I am the oldest of four children and was always in the kitchen with my mom. I have always had passion for being in the kitchen and honestly could not see myself doing anything else."
Victoria Bowman received her AA degree in Culinary Management in 2016 with plans to open her own restaurant and catering business. She is continuing her education online at the Art Institute of San Diego to obtain a BA in Culinary Management. "Ever since I started learning how to cook I have always wanted to cook to make people happy. Looking at the enjoyment on the faces of those who eat my food, just overwhelms me with joy." Victoria's sister Tiffanni is following in her sister's footprints at COD. Maybe the sisters will open a restaurant together?
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