be able to help students
further their passions in
culinary arts and hospitality
through the creation of the
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.