In the summer of 1948, Eddie White showed up for his first day of work at the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, Georgia. The oldest of seven children, he felt a responsibility to help his parents support the family. The restaurant’s owner, Truett Cathy, had a similar story, and was glad to offer White a summer job.
Since 1973, Chick-fil-A has invested in the dreams and futures of restaurant Team Members through scholarships and educational grants. Forty-six years later, the commitment to Team Members remains the same – and this year, Chick-fil-A is proud to award $15.3 million in scholarships to more than 6,000 deserving Team Members across the country through the “Remarkable Futures” education initiative.