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2019 Scholarship Update! - July 9, 2019

After reviewing all the submissions, we would like to thank everyone who applied. There were many great applications and thank you for all your hard work.

We are happy to announce our winner of a $500 Scholarship. The winner is Emily Patterson of the University of Central Florida. You can find her submission here:

Critical Cookware for House and Home

As a longtime single mom and student, I feel confident in saying, without a doubt, that the top three most important pieces of cookware serving households of every type are: nonstick grills, crockpots, and nonstick stove-and-oven skillets. These kinds of cookware save money and time and help produce healthier meals and lives. Ultimately, the more nonstick the cookware, the better—as good home cooking today is more about efficient enjoyment than endless cleanup.

Having owned a nonstick George Foreman grill (in firetruck red) for years now, I must say that I have used it a lot; for burgers and grilled vegetables, shrimp and other fish, as well as steak, quesadillas, and kabobs. The greatest thing about this grill is: it allows me to barbeque in my kitchen, and more importantly when the weather will not permit me to do so outside. In fact, I now prefer barbequing indoors and feel proud that my grill, unlike regular barbeque grills, does not harm the environment and infamously drains off excess fat to be discarded or reincorporated.

The crockpot is another amazing and oh-so important article of cookware to have in the kitchen. Not only can it be left unsupervised as it cooks foods nice and slow and therefore better, it can bring down the electric bill. Buying a low-wattage crockpot is a wonderful way to go, with electric bills seeming to go up and up every month; and many are offered online for a great deal. For busy people and especially single parents, this single ceramic pot is a win-win—cooking big pots of soup, beans and chili, as well as pot roasts all year long, incensing the home all day long.

Nonstick stove-and-oven skillets are equally indispensable, if not more. They are for one, nonstick and more than that, versatile enough to cook on top of the oven as well as in the oven. If the nonstick feature is not enough to make this a critical cooking piece—by its ability to heat up faster and cook with very little grease, and be cleaned with very little elbow grease; thus being a time-saver, money-saver, and life-saver—because it is a piece used in fine restaurants, it gives off a culinary arts feel in any kitchen and an ambiance of creativity for the chef of the house.

With these three critical selections of cookware, any kitchen will be “good to go”—not only for time-money-and-health’s sake but also for identity’s sake; there being a variety of colors and styles to meet the personality and needs of every person and all kitchens. Furthermore, with minimalism being a big thing, keeping a cookware set down to these three creates space, while at the same time leaving room for supplemental pieces desired either for impractical reasons—such as wanting to try out a copper pot or pan or other new and improved ware hot off the market—or for incredibly practical reasons such as needing to feed a growing and/or expanding family.

Congratulations Emily!

Emily Patterson

2019 Scholarship Update! - June 1, 2019

As of June 1, 2019, Applications for the 2019 scholarship is now closed. Thank you all for applying.

We are in the process of reviewing all the applications and will notify the winner shortly. The winner will also have their profile featured here on our website.

If you would like to submit your application for the scholarship for 2020, please read the below process and details.

At Stone Frying Pans, we are dedicated to helping people prepare delicious and healthy meals with top-quality cookware. We also want to raise awareness about the many benefits of non-stick Stone Frying Pans, which are non-toxic and PFOA free.

Clear communication is key to our efforts, and we’d like to recognize one of our readers with excellent communication skills by awarding a college scholarship to any two-year or four-year college or university.

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Scholarship Details

Scholarship Amount

The scholarship is for $500 USD to be used for tuition or other school-related expenses, such as books, room and board, or transportation.

Who Is Eligible For The Scholarship?

  • Applicants should have either a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Applicants should already be accepted by or be currently enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college.
  • Applicants should be studying at a school with a campus in the United States of America.

How To Apply For The Scholarship?

The application process is very simple, and we hope to encourage as many people to apply as possible. See the steps below.

Here are the steps to apply for the scholarship program:

  • Write a 500-word to 750-word essay discussing the most important pieces of cookware that every kitchen should have. Write about different types of cookware and what a person should take into consideration when outfitting a kitchen.
  • Feel free to do research, but make sure to cite all sources appropriately. We don’t care which style guide you choose (MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, etc.) as long as your formatting is consistent.
  • Save your essay as a .doc, .docx, or .PDF file.
  • Send us an  and tell us your name, the name of your college, and a recent photo using our contact form by selecting the "I want to submit my scholarship application" drop down menu.  By submitting this information, if you are the winner selected, you consent to us posting your details on our website for 1 year.
  • Send your essay as an attachment to the email by midnight on June 1, 2020.

How Will Applications Be Reviewed?

We will read each essay submitted and evaluate the essay for originality, creativity, and writing quality. We will select a winner and notify that person by email on or before June 15, 2019.

The winner will have two weeks to respond and accept the award. If we don’t receive a response, we will select another winner. 

The winner consents to having their name, college and recent photo posted on our website for 1 year. 

Privacy Policy

We promise that we will not share any personal information, including your name and contact information, with any third party.

Good Luck!

About the author 

Nate Lau

Nate is an aspiring chef, and father of two. He is always on the lookout to try new healthy recipes and kitchen gadgets. He has a passion for cooking delicious miso black cod and enjoys a nice sip of pinot on occasion.

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