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Two is better than one. That’s why Chick-fil-A awards two types of Remarkable Futures Scholarships to Restaurant employees. Here are the requirements.

Each year, Chick-fil-A awards two types of scholarships to Restaurant employees: True Inspiration Scholarships ($25,000) and Leadership Scholarships ($2,500). In 2020, 6,700 Chick-fil-A Team Members across 47 states (plus D.C. and Canada) received scholarships, totaling $17 million. The scholarships can be used at any accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical/vocational school. Here’s what to know about each scholarships:

True Inspiration Scholarship-Award amount: $25,000

Eligibility:

  • Be an employee at a franchised, company-owned and/or affiliated restaurant (including Dwarf House Group, LLC (Dwarf House, Truett’s Chick-fil-A, Truett’s Luau, Edgewater, Truett’s Grill)) at the time of application.*
  • Be a Team Member at the time award is presented by the Operator, Interim Manager or Executive General Manager, as applicable.
  • Be a postsecondary undergraduate or graduate student or planning to enroll in undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Be recommended by an Operator, Interim Manager or Executive General Manager (depending on the Restaurant where the Team Member is employed), addressing the Team Member’s professional achievement.**
  • Show active involvement in community service in the twelve (12) months prior to application. Note: We understand COVID-19 may have changed how you were able to volunteer and show care to others. You will be asked to share in what ways you were able to make an impact on your community, friends and family over the last 12 months both inside and outside of the Restaurant. 
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). Academic awards and recognition will be considered. Applicants are required to upload a transcript that displays their name, school name, classes taken, and GPA.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Leadership Scholarship-Award amount: $2,500

Eligibility:

  • Be an employee at a franchised, company-owned and/or affiliated restaurant (including Dwarf House Group, LLC (Dwarf House, Truett’s Chick-fil-A, Truett’s Luau, Edgewater, Truett’s Grill)) at the time of application.*
  • Be a Team Member at the time award is presented by the Operator, Interim Manager or Executive General Manager, as applicable.
  • Be a postsecondary undergraduate or graduate student or planning to enroll in undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Be recommended by an Operator, Interim Manager or Executive General Manager (depending on the Restaurant where the Team Member is employed), addressing the Team Member’s professional achievement.**
  • Show active involvement in community service in the 12 months prior to application. Note: We understand COVID-19 may have changed how you were able to volunteer and show care to others. You will be asked to share in what ways you were able to make an impact on your community, friends and family over the last 12 months both inside and outside of the Restaurant.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). Academic awards and recognition will be considered. Applicants are required to upload a transcript that displays their name, school name, classes taken, and GPA.

*Team Members must be employed at an eligible restaurant at the time of the application and when the award is announced. For tax reasons, Team Members are not required to remain employed at an eligible restaurant after being notified of their scholarship award. The specific terms and conditions of any awarded scholarships will be different for Team Members of Chick-fil-A Franchisees, Team Members of Chick-fil-A, Inc. Operated Restaurants, and Team Members of Dwarf House Group, LLC.

**Professional achievement could include testimony of demonstrated leadership, work ethic, teamwork, and other contributions. Although hours worked may allow Team Members to contribute at a higher level, a specific hour requirement should not be used in determining if an application should be submitted.

Still have questions about Chick-fil-A 2021 scholarships? Check out our FAQs before you apply. Your local Chick-fil-A Operator would also be happy to answer any questions about scholarships available to Team Members, or you can reach out Scholarship America, Chick-fil-A’s scholarship partner, at cfa@scholarshipamerica.org.
 

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