Colin, an 18-year-old resident of Wilson, North Carolina, was chosen to receive $25,000 as part of the Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarships initiative, which awards scholarships to extraordinary Team Members across the U.S and Canada for use toward their education goals.
In 2017, Jamie Oriente thought she’d hit rock bottom. The 21-year-old’s parents had recently divorced and money was tight. With no way to pay her tuition, she was forced to drop out of Stockton University, where she was studying to become a second-grade teacher.
It didn’t take long for Operator Kristie Bergstrom to see the potential in one of her new Team Members at Chick-fil-A Long Beach Traffic Circle. College student Nelson Rivera hit the ground running, working six days a week to help support his family and pay his way through school.