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“We are thrilled to be able to help students further their passions in culinary arts and hospitality through the creation of the Mohegan Scholarship,” said Mitchell Grossinger Etess, president and CEO of Mohegan Sun. “Hopefully, through this scholarship, we will develop future leaders in our industry who might have otherwise not had that opportunity.”

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, owner of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., has established a scholarship at the Providence Campus for incoming freshmen enrolled in Johnson & Wales University’s College of Culinary Arts or The Hospitality College. Students from southeastern Connecticut who meet JWU’s financial aid requirements will be given first consideration as recipients. Awards will be given annually and extend over the next five years.

Since its opening in October 1996, Mohegan Sun has been a gaming and entertainment complex providing a variety of entertainment and leisure activities. The extensive facility is within an hour’s drive of Providence, R.I., and offers a wide range of employment and work experiences in food service and hospitality for JWU alumni and students.

Members of the Tribal Gaming Authority realize that affordability is a continued issue for many, and the scholarship will provide the means for students from neighboring towns to fulfill their dream of an education.