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This Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Scholar has the passion and personality to beat the odds

Chick-fil-A® team member Nathan Kelly is loud and passionate about everything he does — and, he’ll be the first to admit, his boisterous personality has led to a few bumps in the road during his teenage years.

“Nathan is a great young man who’s had some adversity in his life, but he’s fought through it and never gave up,” says Tony Kellar, Franchise Operator of the Chick-fil-A in Dahlonega, Ga., where Nathan has worked since he was 15 years old.

Now pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Georgia State University, Nathan was recently faced with new adversity — this time in the form of $90,000 of student loan 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, Tony surprised Nathan with the big news: He was one of this year’s $25,000 True Inspiration Scholarship winners.

Watch the video to see how Nathan 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 determined attitude and ability to overcome any obstacle, we know Nathan Kelly is on his way to creating a #remarkablefuture.

Are you ready to begin your remarkable future with Chick-fil-A? Click here for more information and to find your nearest Chick-fil-A location.

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