The fund was established to honor the memory of our son, Jacob Pierri, who passed away on the 24th of September 2020 at the age of 26 and to commemorate and support the causes to which he was committed to and excelled at.
A brilliant student, Jake was salutatorian of his high school class and went on to study at the well renowned university, Carnegie Mellon. He completed his BS in mathematics at Binghamton University, and later at Lehigh University where he was pursuing a master’s degree. Jake spent much of his free time as a volunteer tutor; he loved learning and teaching and was masterful at both. He was also passionate about cooking often displaying his talent at our Inns and at home.
Jake's kindness resonated with everyone he met. He was empathetic, funny, comedic (he actually did stand-up comedy), and was very endearing. His many gifts and talents will live on through all the people he touched throughout his life. Through this scholarship fund, Jake will continue to contribute to help others grow and flourish through the pursuit of their education.
Applicants must reside within the State of New Jersey, plan to attend or attend a four year accredited college or university, major in Culinary Arts, Hospitality or Mathematics, have a GPA of 3.5 or better, minimum ACT Score 24 and/or minimum SAT Score 1200. Must have worked and/or participated in community service.