Andrea Brown, Bank of America Scholarship Recipient
Passion for food service has existed in Andrea Brown’s family for multiple generations, but the junior food and beverage management major came to Johnson & Wales to better understand the business side of the industry.
“I grew up watching my grandmother work for years with her catering business. She always worked so hard but was always struggling to make ends meet,” Andrea explained. “She never finished high school; therefore she could never quite understand how a business should be run to make a profit.”
Andrea realized that JWU offered a comprehensive course selection where she could learn about all aspects of the food service industry and was impressed by the university’s career services and externship opportunities. Her education has been empowered by a Bank of America scholarship, which has ensured that she can complete her JWU education.
“Before receiving my scholarship, I was contemplating on taking a term off to save money to return to school the next term,” said Andrea. “Receiving this scholarship was critical to me. It’s really hard putting yourself through school, but thanks to Bank of America’s generosity, I don’t have to do it alone.”
Over the past five years, through its $500,000 endowed scholarship fund, Bank of America has made a JWU education possible for students like Andrea Brown and dozens of other deserving students.