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This Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Scholar will operate his own restaurant one day

Ezra Pugliano’s love for Chick-fil-A® started as an elementary school student, when he first helped his mom sell Chicken Biscuits to raise money for the parent-teacher association.

At 16, Ezra started working at his local Chick-fil-A in South Jordan, Utah, and his love turned into a full-fledged passion.

“Through working at Chick-fil-A, I’ve met life-long friends,” he says. “We all have the same mind of wanting to help the community.”

And, even though he’s heading to nearby Utah Valley University this Fall for his sophomore year, he’s not planning to cut ties with his high school job any time soon. In fact, he plans to operate his very own Chick-fil-A one day.

But first, he needs to finish his college degree — without racking up too much student debt.

Enter Chick-fil-A’s Remarkable Futures scholarships. Since 1973, Chick-fil-A has been awarding scholarships to team members to help them pursue their dreams of higher education. Each year, eligible team members can apply to receive a Leadership Scholarship of $2,500 based on their leadership, academic achievement and community involvement. Twelve outstanding team members who have these three qualities plus a demonstrated financial need are awarded a True Inspiration Scholarship — totaling up to $25,000.

This past May, Becky Pickle, Franchise Operator at Chick-fil-A South Jordan, surprised Ezra with the big news: He was one of this year’s $25,000 True Inspiration Scholarship winners.

Watch the video to see how Ezra reacted to receiving this life-changing news. (Hint: Grab a tissue!)

And, be on the lookout for the great things this True Inspiration Scholar is going to do. With his love of community and passion for service, we know Ezra Pugliano is on his way to creating a #remarkablefuture.

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