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This Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Scholar is working to help his family in West Africa

Team member Kossi Ekpe spends 35 to 40 hours each week at the Chick-fil-A® at Anderson Mall in Anderson, S.C. When he’s not at work, he’s taking a full load of college courses and learning English — all so he can support his family in West Africa and, one day, go back home with the skills and qualifications needed to help his home country of Togo.

“He’s studying engineering so he can provide power and other essential services we take for granted here in America,” says Jon Holmes, Franchise Operator of Chick-fil-A Anderson Mall.

Paying for college while providing for a family more than 5,000 miles away comes at a steep cost — and Kossi was worried about how he’d continue to make ends meet.

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, Jon surprised Kossi with the big news: He was one of this year’s $25,000 True Inspiration Scholarship winners.

Watch the video to see how Kossi 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. A selfless individual seeking to better himself so he can help others, we know Kossi Ekpe is on his way to creating a #remarkablefuture.

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