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This Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Scholar found herself — and her future — in robotics.

Growing up, Samantha Fullmer wasn’t exactly sure where she fit in. That is, until she discovered robotics. For six years, she competed nationally with her local robotics team, earning more than a dozen awards and making new friends along the way.

Now that she graduated high school, she no longer competes — but that doesn’t mean robotics isn’t part of her life anymore. When she’s not working at Chick-fil-A®, she volunteers her time to help other kids -- especially girls -- discover robotics. She also plans to study cyber security in college.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if she’s the best at cyber security and people are calling her to solve global problems,” says Bill Ystueta, Franchise Operator of the Chick-fil-A in Twin Falls, Idaho, where Samantha works.

But, before she’s tapped to take on international issues, she has to pay for college first.

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, Bill surprised Samantha with the big news: She was one of this year’s $25,000 True Inspiration Scholarship winners.

Watch the video to see how Samantha 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 a passion for robotics and a college career ahead of her, we know Samantha Fullmer is on her way to creating a #remarkablefuture.

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