What is the Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarships initiative?
Since 1973, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has awarded more than $162 million in scholarships to more than 93,000 Team Members. To be eligible for a scholarship or educational assistance, applicants must be employed by a Chick-fil-A franchise Operator, a Chick-fil-A, Inc.-operated restaurant, or an S. Truett Cathy (STC) brand restaurant. Chick-fil-A restaurant Operators nominate their Team Members to receive scholarships, which can be applied to any area of study at any accredited institution.
There are three ways Chick-fil-A Team Members can receive educational assistance through the Chick-fil-A scholarship initiative:
- $25,000 Scholarship: This year, 12 Restaurant Team Members received an individual, one-time $25,000 True Inspiration Scholarship, amounting to $300,000. Supported by their local Operator, Team Members who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, leadership and community involvement are encouraged to apply.
- $2,500 or $1,000 Scholarship: In 2023, more than 13,000 Team Members will receive a $2,500 or $1,000 Leadership Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Team Members may reapply for a potential total of $10,000 for college while working at a Chick-fil-A restaurant.
- Educational Assistance Opportunities: In addition to scholarships, Chick-fil-A offers its 175,000 Restaurant Team Members access to tuition discounts of up to 30% and other educational benefits at over 100 colleges and universities across the country. The benefits can be combined with either of the above scholarships.
Why does Chick-fil-A give scholarships to restaurant Team Members?
How do the scholarship recipients receive the funds?
How many Team Members received scholarships this year?
Does every school accept the Chick-fil-A scholarships?
Can I apply for the Remarkable Futures Scholarships if I am not a Team Member?
To be eligible for a Remarkable Futures Scholarship or educational assistance, applicants must be employed by a Chick-fil-A franchise Operator, a Chick-fil-A, Inc.-operated restaurant, or an S. Truett Cathy (STC) brand restaurant. The Remarkable Futures Scholarships are a benefit for Restaurant Team Members, but there is no requirement of hours worked or length of service to qualify.
In 2023, Chick-fil-A announced the inaugural class of the Chick-fil-A™ Community Scholars program. Thirteen scholarships of $25,000 were awarded to community service-minded leaders across the country who are not directly affiliated with Chick-fil-A, Inc. or a Chick-fil-A restaurant. For more information about the Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program, full eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit chick-fil-a.com/communityscholars.