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Baking and Pastry Arts Scholarships Available

The Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA) is proud to offer two scholarships for students
entering Baking and Pastry Arts programs. Between the two awards, more than $30,000 has been given to students since our first scholarship program began in 1984.

The WBA has a national scholarship, the Robert W. Hiller Scholarship, available for students pursuing a degree (master’s, doctorate, associate, bachelor’s or diploma) in a baking/pastry arts-related field that prepares candidates for a retail baking profession. The WBA established the Robert W. Hiller Scholarship to support and encourage
people who have demonstrated a passion for a profession in the baking/pastry arts field. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded per academic year to the applicant who can best demonstrate this career commitment.

In addition to the R.W. Hiller Scholarship, the WBA also offers the WBA Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship given annually since 1984 to Wisconsin students in the baking
profession. Only Wisconsin residents can apply for the WBA Scholarship. A limited number of scholarships are available each year, and there is no deadline for the scholarship application.

The WBA offers scholarships as a way to provide financial support for the education of
students who will be the future of the Baking Industry. The Scholarship Committee will review completed applications postmarked by Friday, June 3, 2016. All scholarships given through the WBA are awarded without regard to age, sex, race, religion, marital status, national origin, handicap or sexual preference.

For more information about the Robert W. Hiller Scholarship or the WBA Scholarship, email info@wibakers.com or call the WBA Member Services Center at (800) 542-2688.

If you are planning to pursue a career in Baking and Pastry Arts, consider applying for a
scholarship. There is still plenty of time to submit your scholarship application before the deadline! Both scholarship applications are available here: https://wibakers.wordpress.com/scholarships/
After you’ve submitted your scholarship application, don’t forget to visit your local bakery and order a graduation cake!

Want to donate to either scholarship program?
You can help shape the futures of baking students with your tax deductible donation to either scholarship program! Please contact the WBA Member Services Center with any questions or for more information on this great way to give back to the industry. Watch future issues of “Beyond Baking” for follow-up stories with our scholarship winners!