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PLEASURE ISLAND, NC (WECT) - Efforts to create a scholarship in the name of a Carolina Beach chef who lost his battle with cystic fibrosis will kick off this month.
The Michael McGowan Endowed Scholarship in Culinary Arts would help send students to Cape Fear Community College to train to become a chef.
McGowan was a popular chef in Carolina Beach and beyond. His restaurant, Michael's Seafood, won numerous awards around the country and the world for its clam chowder. He died in October 2012.
Members of the group who are putting together the scholarship will be at the Pleasure Island Chowder Cook Off on April 13 to raise money and spread the word about the new scholarship.
Michael's Seafood won the Chowder Cook Off numerous times.
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