AB Mauri scholarship
Alicia Kilian, left, bake lab technician, and Paul Bright, innovation manager, inspect dough samples in AB Mauri North America’s bakingHUB research bakery and fermentation science laboratory in St. Louis. Both of the AB Mauri North America employees are graduates of Kansas State University’s Bakery Science and Management program.
Courtesy of AB Mauri North America

ST. LOUIS — AB Mauri North America will endow two new college scholarships annually for Kansas State University’s Bakery Science and Management program. The company has committed $50,000 to fund scholarships over the next five years.

Each year two students enrolled in the Bakery Science and Management program, a four-year degree program, will be awarded a $5,000 AB Mauri North America Baking Scholarship. The awards will be based on baking excellence, leadership skills and understanding baking trends. The first scholarships will be awarded for the 2017-18 school year.

“As a graduate of the program, I can speak firsthand of the quality education and critical thinking skills I gained during my time at Kansas State,” said Paul Bright, innovation manager for St. Louis-based AB Mauri North America, which supplies yeast and bakery ingredient products. “The food science challenges of the future will be solved by the students of today, and it’s vital to support their academic pursuits.”