Merriman’s announces culinary scholarship recipients

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<p>From left, Tori Hiro and Cameron Linden, recipients of the Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship, pose with Sandy Barr Rivera, culinary educator with Hawaii Community College, Craig Roberts, general manager of Merriman’s Restaurant, and in front, Gene Erger, community public relations. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MERRIMAN’S)</p>

Merriman’s Restaurant Waimea announces this year’s recipients of the annual Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship. First year culinary student Cameron Linden, attending University of Hawaii Center at West Hawaii and Tori Hiro, a second year student attending Hilo Community College have each been awarded $1,050.

Since 2000, Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship has provided scholarships for students entering or continuing in the field of Culinary Arts at either Hawaii Community College or the University of Hawaii Center at West Hawaii. The scholarships are awarded annually based on applicant’s outstanding qualities, passion for the field and financial need. To date, Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship has donated a total of $45,150 and assisted more than 40 culinary students in advancing their culinary education.

For more information on the Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship, visit