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Moving beyond her comfort zone unlocked this scholarship recipient’s potential

For Jacqueline Murphy, success was something she was always able to earn. From diligently working hard in school to seeking out the next academic challenge, she has always been eager to find new ways to thrive and grow. However, it wasn’t until she chose to step out of her comfort zone that she truly unlocked the door to personal growth.

Murphy has always been shyer than some of her peers, and that reserved nature hindered her at first when she became a Team Member at the East Woodlawn Road Chick-fil-A in Charlotte, North Carolina. But instead of giving up, she did what she does best – she studied how she could improve. On days when she was scheduled to be off, she would come in and watch how other Team Members interacted with guests. Now, she sets the example for her team.

“One of Jacqueline’s strengths is her ability to communicate and handle any situation with such grace,” said Tami Porter, franchise Operator of the East Woodlawn Road Chick-fil-A. “Customers adore her, and Team Members love it when they get to work with her.”

Porter surprised Murphy earlier this year with the news that she had been selected as one of 13 Chick-fil-A Team Members to receive a $25,000 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Scholarship for her outstanding leadership, academic achievement and community involvement.

Through the scholarship, Murphy will have the opportunity to pursue her dream of getting a pharmacy degree.

Watch the video to see how she reacted to receiving the news!


The True Inspiration Scholarship is part of Chick-fil-A’s Remarkable Futures initiative. Last year, more than 5,700 Team Members received $14.65 million in scholarships. Since 1973, nearly 46,700 Team Members have been awarded $61 million in scholarships.  

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