Scholarship helps student pursue culinary career

A scholarship provided by Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates (RMOA) in Grand Junction has helped a college student pursue a career in the culinary arts.

The $500 scholarship from the orthopaedic practice covered the cost of required cooking tools and uniforms for Jesus Alvarado, a student at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction.

In addition to his classroom instruction, Alvarado works at the Sushi & Rok restaurant in Grand Junction. He hopes to one day own his own restaurant.

RMOA offers the scholarship to promote training in culinary arts that in turn promote better nutrition for health and sports performance.

RMOA provides a range diagnostic and treatment services for injuries and diseases of the bones, joints and muscles. RMOA operates offices in Grand Junction and Fruita as well as Delta. For more information, visit