Nov. 13, 2000

Contact Pamela Young



YPSILANTI - Jump International, a Columbus, Ohio firm that licenses quick-service restaurants in universities, will provide two scholarships for students in Eastern Michigan

University's dining services.

A $750 scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who also works at Jump Asian Express Cuisine, the firm's quick-service restaurant that opened in EMU's Eastern Eateries Oct. 9. A $1, 500 scholarship will be awarded to a foreign student who is a graduate assistant in dining services. Both awards will be administered through the University's dining services department. Recipients will be awarded the scholarship for the Winter 2001 semester.

"This is the first time we have provided scholarships. It allows us to tie in as a better partner with Eastern Michigan and it helps Jump International attract better employees," said Daniel J. Corrigan, chief executive officer at Jump International.

"This is really exciting because there is always a need for student scholarships," said Larry Gates, associate director of dining services. "We look forward to forging a valuable partnership with Jump International."

The Jump Asian Express Cuisine offers authentic Pacific Rim fare and western favorites. Since its opening last month, Jump Asian Express Cuisine has served nearly 400 customers a day, said Gates.

"We were attracted to Eastern Michigan because it has a professionally run food service and is one of the leaders in food services among colleges," said Corrigan. "It also is geographically close to our headquarters in Columbus and near the major Detroit market we want to penetrate."

Eastern Michigan is one of only four universities to feature Jump Asian Express Cuisine. The others include the University of New Hampshire, Tufts University and Ohio University.