The philanthropic arm of the N.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association, the N.C. Hospitality Education Foundation (NC HEF), is providing $50,500 in scholarships and grant funding to 17 students and one educator.

Margaret Tabar, of Waynesville, was one of the recipients. The scholarships go toward post-secondary studies in culinary arts, restaurant management, or a similar field, seeking to further advance hospitality industries in North Carolina.

“The goal of NC HEF is to attract, educate, and retain a professional workforce for the hospitality industry,” said NCRLA and NC HEF President and CEO Lynn Minges. “Because of our industry’s generous donations, these deserving students receive financial support to prepare them for careers in the industry.”

Scholarship and grant recipients will be honored at the 2019 Excellence in Education Awards Breakfast on June 17 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, prior to NC HEF’s annual Future of Hospitality Golf Classic.

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