ATLANTA, Ga., 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — It all started in 1973. Based on Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy’s desire to see team members achieve their fullest potential, Chick-fil-A, Inc. began awarding college scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education. Through the years, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has awarded approximately $36 million to more than 36,000 team members nationwide. Starting in 2017, Chick-fil-A, Inc. is expanding its educational assistance initiative, known as Remarkable Futures, to provide even greater educational assistance to team members.
Through Remarkable Futures, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will provide scholarships to more than 1,850 team members a year nationwide with the opportunity to earn up to $25,000 to attend the college, university or vocational/technical school of their choice, as well as access to tuition discounts and other educational benefits at participating institutions.
Starting January 2, 2017, eligible Chick-fil-A team members can apply for any of three new of educational assistance opportunities:
Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship
In 2017, 1,850 students will have an opportunity to receive a $2,500 scholarship, with the ability to re-apply for up to four years – for a potential total of up to $10,000 for college while serving as Chick-fil-A team member. These scholarships will be awarded to Chick-fil-A team members based on leadership, academic achievement and community involvement.
True Inspiration Scholarship
In 2017, 12 students will have an opportunity to receive an individual, one-time award of up to $25,000. These scholarships will be awarded based on leadership, academic achievement, community involvement, along with demonstrated financial need.
Educational Assistance Opportunities
In addition to scholarships, Chick-fil-A is offering access to tuition discounts and other benefits for team members at more than 70 colleges and universities across the country, which can be combined with either of the above scholarships. Opportunities and eligibility vary by school, but benefits tuition discounts up to 30 percent and are effective immediately.
How can I apply?
If you are a Chick-fil-A team member, talk with your restaurant Operator or manager about eligibility requirements. The application process opens January 2, 2017, and closes on March 10, 2017, at 11:59 PM ET. Scholarship recipients will be notified in the spring, and funds will be sent to the applicable educational institutions in the summer to offset the cost of tuition for the academic year.
If you are not a restaurant team member, contact your local Chick-fil-A restaurant to learn more about job opportunities.
 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 STC Brand Restaurants. Eligible Team members can earn up to a lifetime maximum of $25,000 in scholarships from Chick-fil-A, Inc.
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