Nelson Lister and Marie Stimpson are the 2018 winners of $10,000 Hormel Heroes Scholarships. The Hormel Heroes Scholarship Program was created by Hormel Foods to support students with military backgrounds pursuing degrees in culinary arts or a foodservice management related program and is administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).
“Each year, we provide two $10,000 Hormel Heroes Scholarships to show our appreciation for students who serve or have served our country and are pursuing careers in the foodservice industry,” says Mark Ourada, group vice president of Foodservice, Hormel Foods.
Lister serves in the U.S. Navy. He attends Ashford University and is pursuing a degree in supply chain management and operations. Lister would like to become a materials manager of a major company and would also like to open his own restaurant.
Stimpson is a retired Master Sergeant with more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Army. She is currently pursuing a degree in culinary management at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College and dreams of becoming a chef and opening her own pastry/homemade candy store.
“We’d like to congratulate Nelson Lister and Marie Stimpson for winning the 2018 Hormel Heroes Scholarships,” says Rob Gifford, executive vice president of the NRAEF. “Thank you to Hormel Foods for making this scholarship possible, and for the opportunity to invest in the future of our industry with these incredible men and women who have served our country.”