Villa Charities – Villa Charities Inc. has partnered with Eataly, the largest Italian retail and dining experience in the world, in support of the Villa Charities Culinary Scholarship at George Brown College. This initiative strengthens the relationship between the two prominent Italian organizations launched in 2019, with a focus on supporting the next generation of culinary talent, helping to elevate their careers with experiences in Italian cuisine and culture. To celebrate this new co-sponsorship, the 2023/2024 Culinary Scholarship will be renamed to the Villa Charities & Eataly Italian Culinary Program Scholarship.

“Eataly has been a great friend of Villa Charities since their opening in Toronto, and growing this relationship in support of our Culinary Scholarship at George Brown College is an exciting development,” said Marco DeVuono, President and CEO, Villa Charities Inc. “We are grateful for their commitment to inspiring culinary students to explore their passion and achieve excellence in their academic and professional goals.”

The Villa Charities Scholarship Program includes a total of 16 scholarships valued at $60,000. Eight of the 16 scholarships are awarded through Villa Charities Foundation in support of undergraduate and graduate-level studies in a variety of disciplines. The remaining eight scholarships are awarded through George Brown College in Toronto, in support of students pursuing a degree in Architectural Studies or Culinary Arts. Five students will receive The Villa Charities Renzo Pillon Memorial Scholarship and ten students will be the recipient of the rebranded Villa Charities & Eataly Italian Culinary Program Scholarship. Since launching the Villa Charities Scholarship Program in 2020, $240,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students.