Maui Food and Dining

Merriman’s Scholarship Expands to Maui & Kauai

March 18, 2016, 4:05 PM HST
* Updated March 18, 10:55 AM
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Merriman’s Restaurants on Maui, Kauai and Hawai‘i Island are pleased to announce that Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship will expand to students studying culinary arts on the islands of Maui and Kauai, starting in the 2016-2017 school year.

Started by Chef Peter Merriman in the year 2000, Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship provides funds for students entering or continuing in the field of Culinary Arts on Hawai‘i Island. The scholarships are awarded annually based on applicant’s outstanding qualities, passion for the field and financial need. Now with Merriman’s Restaurants on Maui and Kauai, the scholarship will extend to candidates at University of Hawaii colleges on Maui, Kauai and Hawai‘i Island starting in 2016.

“It’s been our honor to help over 46 Hawai‘i Island students attend culinary school, something that might not have otherwise been available to them,” says Chef Peter Merriman. “We are excited now extend this scholarship to deserving students in Maui and Kauai as well.”

To date, Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship has donated a total of $51,450 and assisted around 46 culinary students in advancing their culinary education.

“It is always beneficial for the students to have opportunities such as these to help them strive toward success,” explains Teresa Shurilla, Culinary Arts Program Coordinator at UH Maui College. “We are excited to partner with Peter Merriman and Merriman’s Restaurants. The faculty at UHMC, along with industry partners like Merriman’s create a true atmosphere of help and support.”


First and second year culinary students can apply for the 2016-2017 scholarships online here. Applications for the 2016–2017 school year must be submitted by April 15, 2016. 


For more information about Merriman’s Restaurants and the Merriman’s Culinary Scholarship, visit here.

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