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Celebrating our 2023 winners

Since the early 1970s, Chick-fil-A has awarded deserving Team Members across the country with scholarship funds to help them pursue their dreams of a remarkable future. And 2023 is no different. We’re excited to introduce this year’s Remarkable Future Scholarship winners. In addition to receiving $25,000 scholarships, these scholars will join a 12-month leadership development program and will become official Chick-fil-A Scholar Alumnae.

A surprise for Team Members

This year, Chick-fil-A, Inc. awarded 13,000 restaurant Team Members with scholarships to continue their education. Twelve Team Members got an extra special surprise when we showed up at their restaurant to award them $25,000 scholarships. Watch us surprise these 12 True Inspiration Scholars.


Eddie White Servant Leadership Award

The Eddie White Servant Leadership Award for $50,000 ─ the largest in Chick-fil-A history – is a one-time scholarship that was awarded in 2023. The award was named for Chick-fil-A’s first scholarship recipient, Eddie White, and was given in honor of the 50th anniversary of scholarship giving at Chick-fil-A. Team Member Malcolm J. of Wilson, N.C., received this award during a surprise celebration at the restaurant where he works, and Eddie joined to personally meet Malcolm and present him with the honor.

True Inspiration™ Scholarship winners

These twelve deserving Team Members are truly amazing. Through their dedication and hard work in school, in the restaurant and in the community, they were chosen as the winners of the 2023 Remarkable Futures Scholarship. Chick-fil-A Operators, Interim Managers or Executive General Managers recommended each nominee, and Scholarship America and an external committee of educators, entrepreneurs and executives chose the final winners. Congratulations to this year’s scholars!

Meet these Scholars...

Thomas K.

Chick-fil-A South Two Notch Road & I-20 in Columbia, SC

Recommended by Operator Aaron Ellison

After graduating college, he plans to pursue a master's degree in flight test engineering or enter the workforce flight testing aircraft.

Malaysia C.

Chick-fil-A Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, SC

Recommended by Operator Chris Eckert

Malaysia is currently employed at three Chick-fil-A restaurants to pursue scholarships and pay off student loans. Her dream is to one day own and operate her own Chick-fil-A restaurant.

Natalie C.

Chick-fil-A Greenwood in Indianapolis, IN

Recommended by Operator Rick Johnson

Her goal is to obtain a business degree to work in the fair-trade industry, connecting farmers to buyers willing to pay a fair wage to a farmer supporting a family.

Brittney C.

Chick-fil-A Ford City in Chicago, IL

Recommended by Operator Erin Franklin

Brittney is studying to become a pharmacist with the goal of assisting Spanish-speaking individuals in their medical journey.

Melody H.

Chick-fil-A Johns Hopkins Road in Washington, DC

Recommended by Operator Richard Plank

Melody is known for her heart and character and has become a rising star at Chick-fil-A Johns Hopkins Road. She hopes to become a nurse and one day work in the NICU.

Brigham S.

Chick-fil-A Terrill Road in Morristown, NJ

Recommended by Operator Michael Thornton

Brigham hopes to be able to support patients who are not English-speaking natives and ensure they receive the same care and support as those who are.

Erube A.

Chick-fil-A Aventura in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Recommended by Operator James Probe

Despite many challenges, Erube pushed forward both socially and academically and hopes to one day become a neurosurgeon.

Rachel P.

Chick-fil-A Oviedo/North UCF in Orlando, FL

Recommended by Operator Charlie Fish

Rachel has participated in Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy and is considering switching from politics to medical school to pursue a career in pediatric healthcare.

Jasmine M.

Chick-fil-A Hammond in Baton Rouge, LA

Recommended by Operator Joe Pumilia

Jasmine wants to be a teacher one day, giving jobs to minorities and those who have faced difficulties in life.

Jocelyn A.

Chick-fil-A Prestonwood in Dallas, TX

Recommended by Curtis Kelly

Jocelyn’s dream is to lead a Financial Team at a hospital. She wants to be an accountant in the medical field.

Michael F.

Chick-fil-A University at Mill in Phoenix, AZ

Recommended by Operator Brandon Barrett

Michael is a first-generation college student, and his dream is to open his own Chick-fil-A restaurant after joining the Leadership Development Program.

Mireina R.

Chick-fil-A Goodyear in Phoenix, AZ

Recommended by Operator Bruce Ploeser

Mireina’s long-term goal is to work in ministry and help those in need.

New $50,000 scholarship

New scholarship honors initiative’s 50th anniversary

Meet the winner