Max Cares Foundation Awards 2021 Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Scholarships

Max Cares Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization, announced today the awarding of 13 scholarships - its most ever - to recent high school graduates and currently enrolled college students that are pursuing an education in the fields of culinary arts and hospitality management. The total amount of scholarships distributed to students drawn from the Greater Hartford and Springfield areas is $20,000.

The 2021 Max Cares Foundation Scholarship recipients and their schools are:

Joshua Barber of North Windham, (Manchester Community College)

Ava Beeler of Portland,  (Manchester Community College)

Evelyn Brooke of Granby, (Johnson & Wales University)

Kailey Gordon of Hartford, (Culinary Institute of America)

Hazel Grallert of Cummington, Mass., (Culinary Institute of America)

Branden Kaufmann of West Hartford, (Johnson & Wales University)

Grant Kaulkus of Marlborough, (Culinary Institute of America)

Shatasia Mason of Meriden, (Manchester Community College)

Jacob Olsen of Old Lyme, (Johnson & Wales University)

Evan Pednault of Manchester, (Johnson & Wales University)

Bella Piacentini of Wolcott, (Lincoln Technical Institute)

Isabella Suffredini of Farmington, (Cornell School of Hotel Administration)

Lauren Torla of West Hartford, (Johnson & Wales University)

Applications for the Culinary Arts Scholarships for the next school year will be announced in Spring 2022. More information can be found at

About the Max Cares Foundation: 

Max Cares Foundation, Inc. was established In 2015 and approved as a tax-exempt 501( c )(3) public charity in 2016 furthering the vision of its founder to assist individuals from all walks of life and to improve the communities through charitable giving. Max Cares Foundation hosts a range of charitable initiatives, including Roasts for the Holiday, the Max Golf Classic, and an annual scholarship program for students in the fields of hospitality and the culinary arts, and makes grants to select non-profits.

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