Scholarship breakfast is Saturday

Andrew Enders and Elaina Chandler were recipients of the Weiser Classic Candy Entrepreneurial Scholarship Award. The breakfast to fund the 2024 awards will be held Saturday, May 20 from 7-10 a.m. at the WCC store located at 449 State St. in downtown Weiser. The breakfast is free, but guests are asked to make a donation. Photo by Nancy Grindstaff.
Philip A. Janquart
This weekend, you can satisfy your craving for pancakes and sausage while supporting a worthy cause.
 Weiser Classic Candy is hosting its first-annual Entrepreneurial Scholarship Breakfast on Saturday, May 20 from 7-10 a.m. The event will take place in front of the shop at 449 State St. in Weiser.
 Participants will be treated to pancakes, sausage, hashbrowns, and coffee.
 “We are going to block off the street out there and have tables and chairs, and then we’ll be running specials in the store, as well.” shop owner Patrick Nauman explained. “There will be no cost for the breakfast; it’s going to be by donation, so whatever anybody wants to throw in there.”
 The National Weather Service is forecasting sunny, clear skies with temperatures in the low 60s in the early morning hours on Saturday and climbing to almost 90 degrees in the afternoon.
 Nauman has awarded  $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors through the Weiser Classic Candy Entrepreneurial Scholarship for years. This is the first year for the breakfast, however, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the scholarship fund. Since this year’s scholarships have already been funded, the money from the breakfast on Saturday will go toward 2024 scholarships.
 “We are hoping this will be the first annual,” Nauman said. “My plan is to have this on the Saturday before graduation every year.”
The scholarship itself works a bit differently than most.
 “It is not grade-based; it is based on their desire to become an entrepreneur in whatever field they might want to and then on how they plan on giving back to the community, wherever they choose to be an entrepreneur,” Nauman explained. “It’s more about their career and how they want to give back to the community than anything else.”
 Like other scholarships, students must fill out an application, but must also write a business plan, as well as a marketing plan.
 “This year, because of past donations, we gave away two scholarships and, hopefully, we can just keep growing that and be able to give away more scholarships every year,” Nauman said.
 This year’s winners are Andrew Enders and Elaina Chandler. They were presented their scholarships during the 2023 WHS Awards Assembly held Thursday, May 11.
 For more information on the first annual 2023 Entrepreneurial Scholarship Breakfast, call (208) 414-2850.



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