Wednesday, August 18

Glory Foods Announces Symposium Scholarships

Glory Foods will host three guests at the seventh annual Southern Foodways Symposium, to be held October 7-10, 2004 on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Three scholarships will be awarded to African American students pursuing a college degree in the food arts, hospitality management, folk arts, or related field.

Winners will receive a complimentary pass to the conference ($380 value) and a travel and accommodations stipend of $400. Winners will also receive one-on-one consultations with African American foodways scholar Adrian Miller, former Special Assistant to President Clinton and Deputy Director of the President’s Initiative for One America. Scholarships will be awarded to the three best responses to these questions. Essays should total 250 cumulative words: How are our dining rituals imprinted by race? Why was the integration of lunch counters an early and important initiative of the Civil Rights Movement? What will you gain from a three-day conference that focuses upon food and race relations?

Send your 250-word essay along with your name, phone number, and e-mail address to the Southern Foodways Alliance by way of Questions? Call 662.915.5993. The e-mail postmark deadline for all entries is September 10. Winners will be notified by phone on September 15.