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Chick-fil-A Community Scholars

Chick-fil-A, Inc. is expanding its education initiatives by launching the Chick-fil-A™ Community Scholars program. Through this scholarship initiative, we’ll help pay for the education of leaders in our communities who want to continue learning.

At a glance

1212 Community Scholars chosen from the U.S. and Canada

$25,000awarded to each recipient

$300 Kawarded annually

Developing future leaders

Every year, twelve (12) $25,000 scholarships will be awarded to students based on academic success, community service and financial need. Selected Community Scholars will also be invited to participate in the Chick-fil-A Scholars Program, an optional one-year engagement that includes mentoring and leadership development alongside our Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Scholars.

Through this program, we will recognize remarkable individuals who share our dedication to caring for others and caring for their communities. It is our pleasure to support the academic journeys of these future leaders.

Investing in access to education is one of the greatest ways we can care for others. It is our pleasure to support the advancement of individuals throughout the communities that Chick-fil-A serves – ultimately creating brighter futures by providing educational opportunities that will help them become the leaders of tomorrow. Rodney Bullard, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility

Relieving educational expenses

Awards can be used for tuition, fees, books and education-related expenses incurred at any accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. Scholarship checks are made payable to the school and cannot be applied toward student loans or refunded to students. In addition to the scholarship, these students will be invited to participate in a year-long program focused on leadership development.

If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please reach out to Scholarship America, our Chick-fil-A scholarship partner at


To apply to become a Chick-fil-A Community Scholar, you must: Divider
  • Be a resident in the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada.
  • 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 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Be recommended by a teacher, coach, community leader or mentor, addressing the applicant’s personal and/or professional achievement. Up to three recommendation letters will be accepted.
  • Show demonstrated care through 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.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) 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.
  • Not be employed at a Chick-fil-A® restaurant or Chick-fil-A, Inc. at the time of application or the dependent or spouse of a Chick-fil-A, Inc. Employee or Operator.

Key dates

  • August 9, 2022 – Applications open
  • November 2, 2022 – Applications close
  • Early 2023 – Scholarship recipients notified
  • July 2023 – Award payments distributed
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