Kate Herndon

COLUMBUS, Miss. - - Katherine Herndon, a Mississippi University for Women senior culinary arts student from Plantersville is the 2015 Southern Grace Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship, endowed in 2006 by the MUW Alumni Association in part from the sales of the “Southern Grace” cookbook, is awarded each year to a promising culinary arts student. Herndon, who is studying culinary arts with emphasis in food art, has been involved in the program since stepping on campus.

“I have always been pushed to pursue a career in something I love, and had it not been for MUW’s amazing Culinary Arts Institute, I would not have been able to do that,” Herndon said.

“We congratulate Kate on being awarded the Southern Grace Scholarship. We look forward to seeing great things from her in this field,” said MUWAA President Amy Tate of Tupelo.

"We celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the publication of `Southern Grace’ last year. Knowing that it continues to give back to The W and its students makes it so much more special," said Tate.
Herndon has shown leadership and success in not only culinary arts at The W, but as a member of the Student Programming Board, National Society for Leadership and Success and has participated in The W Leadership Program. She is also a member of Aristos Honor Society, the Reveler Social Club and BlackList Honorary Social Club as its vice president.

After graduation next year, Herndon said she hopes to continue her education by attending pastry school in Austin, Texas.

Applicants for the Southern Grace Scholarship must have junior or senior hours in the culinary arts department with an overall grade point average of 2.75 and a major GPA of 3.0. Additionally, students must submit a resume’, transcripts, a brief essay and two letters of recommendation.

Contribution to the Southern Grace scholarship can be made through the MUW Foundation. For more information, http://longblueline.muw.edu/foundation.

Sept. 21, 2015

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