GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Four West Michigan students are getting scholarships from the money raised by Restaurant Week in Grand Rapids.
The students all attend the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. They received their scholarship checks during a ceremony Tuesday.
The money is raised by restaurants that participate in Restaurant Week every year. Some of those restaurants also employ several of the students, as well.
"It's great to see the students come out of this school, stay in our community, work in our restaurants or start one of their own, and advance our culinary scene," said Doug Small of Experience Grand Rapids.
Over the past five years, Restaurant Week has contributed more than $92,000 in scholarship money. This year, restaurants raised more than $18,000 to add to the fund.