It is no secret that Chick-fil-A goes above and beyond for its customers and employees. That is why the company began giving out “Remarkable Future Scholarships” to its team members in 1973. To this day, the company has given over $61 million in scholarships to its employees who help make the company so special.
This year, Chick-fil-A awarded $14.5 million in team member scholarships. 13 team members received $25,000 scholarships, and more than 5,700 team members received $2,500 scholarships. The scholarships can be used at any accredited two or four-year college, university, or technical/vocational school. In addition to academic achievement, the scholarships were awarded based on community involvement and team member character.
“At Chick-fil-A, investment in our team members goes beyond wages,” states local Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator Brad Williams. “We want to help team members accomplish their dreams, whether that is staying with Chick-fil-A or embarking on another career. We want to provide them with not only essential job skills and leadership development in the restaurant, but also help them receive the best education to support their career – whatever they choose to do in the future.”
On Sunday May 20th, Brad proudly awarded 48 of his outstanding team members from Chick-fil-A Moore Road, Sugarloaf, and Duluth with over $120,000 in scholarships. This was the second year in a row that some of his team members received the $2,500 scholarship.