Hiller Scholarship

Robert W. Hiller Scholarship

The application for the 2018 Robert W. Hiller Scholarship is now available!

Download Application  or Apply Online

Please note:  The WBA Education Committee will review all completed applications submitted online or postmarked by the deadline:  December 1, 2017.

The WBA established the national scholarship fund to support and encourage people who have demonstrated a passion for a profession in the baking/pastry arts field.  A $1,000 scholarship is awarded per academic year to the applicant who can best demonstrate this career commitment.  The WBA awarded the first Robert W. Hiller Scholarship during its 100-year anniversary celebration, Sept.18, 2005, at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha, Wis.

The Robert W. Hiller Scholarship Fund was established on Nov. 5, 2000, by the members of the WBA in honor of Robert (Bob) and the late Sandy Hiller’s lifelong commitment to the Retail Baking Industry.  The program intends to provide a financial resource for the education of students who will be the future of the Baking Industry.

For further information about the scholarship, contact the WBA at (800) 542-2688 or email us at info@wibakers.com.

Robert W. Hiller Scholarship Recipients

2017: Winner TBA at WBA’s Annual Awards Night – Monday, March 13th
2016: Gina Santora, East Hanover, NJ
2015: Kamryn Green of Farmington, MI, Kelli Jones of Kenosha, WI and Arin Zajkowski of Appleton, WI
2014: Samantha Dusek, Tacoma, WA
2013: Olivia Makara, Poughkeepsie, NY; and McKayla Hockman, Bend, OR
2012: Jordan Johnson, Naples, FL
2011:  Kristen Kawecki, Charlotte, NC
2010:  Sandra Bierlein, Frankenmuth, MI
2009:  Laura Kummer, Chicago
2008:  Judy Shinn, Eugene, Ore.
2007:  Karman Kepner, Glen Burnie, Md.
2006:  Fabiola Vazquez from La Quinta, Calif.
2005:  Jessica Radtke, Jefferson, Wis.; and Melissa Akins, Sussex, Wis.