Restaurant Team Members
get Help with College
Imagine going into work like you
would on any other day. Then,
you are surprised with the news that
your employer is helping you get one
step closer to fulfilling your educational
That is the feeling that over 5,700
Chick-fil-A Team Members coast to
coast experienced when they each
received $2,500 from the restaurant
company. A total of $14.5 million in
scholarships (including 13 Team Members
who received $25,000 each) were
given through Chick-fil-A’s “Remarkable
Futures” education initiative. This
year’s total award represents a $5.7 million
increase since 2017 — the highest
unrestricted per-employee scholarship
investment in the industry.
Scholarships can be applied to any
area of study at any accredited institution,
including two- or four-year colleges
and universities, online programs,
or technical/vocational schools.
“The Remarkable Futures initiative
is more than just a scholarship, it’s an
investment in team members’ futures,
goals and dreams,” said Rodney
Bullard, vice president of Community
Affairs at Chick-fil-A. “We are thrilled
to increase funding this year to help
even more team members achieve their
Chick-fil-A began awarding scholarships
in in 1973, when Founder S.
Truett Cathy sought a way to incentivize
his team members to further their
education. Since then, nearly 46,700
team members have been awarded a
total of $60.5 million in scholarships.
These students have gone on to attend
more than 3,000 schools nationwide.
The Remarkable Future initiative
provides three educational assistance
• True Inspiration Scholarships go to
13 team members for $25,000 each.
• Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarships
were awarded to 5,728 students in
2018 for $2,500 each.
• Educational Assistance Opportunities
include tuition discounts and educational
benefits for 120,000 team
members at 100 colleges and universities
across the country.
Locally, two Chick-fil-A Vidalia
team members received the Chickfil
A Leadership Scholarship. They are
Jenna Grace Morrison who will attend
the University of Georgia and Malik
Thornton of Vidalia High School who
will attend East Georgia College.
Chick-fil-A Vidalia has received
$12,500 over two years to local team
members for college.
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