A new charitable foundation from The French Pastry School of Robert Morris University Illinois has been established to provide scholarships to students in its full-time Pastry and Baking, Cake, and Bread programs.

The French Pastry School Scholarship Foundation will help students with tuition as they pursue their passion for pastry, baking, and confectionary arts. Students learn a wide variety of techniques in croissants, macarons, petit fours, baguettes, chocolate, sugar candies, wedding and celebration cakes, showpiece sculptures, French entremet cakes, and more.

“We founded the school over 20 years ago to meet the high demand for pastry chefs and bakers and this is the next step to ensure that we continue to supply the food and hospitality industry with highly-trained recruits,” says Sébastien Canonne, the school’s co-founder.

The French Pastry School partners with over 750 restaurants, bakeries, and other food companies to give students many career options once completing a program.

“Donations made to the foundation will go directly to the students so both companies and individuals can impact the lives of aspiring bakers and pastry chefs,” says Jacquy Pfeiffer, the school’s other co-founder.