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The Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program is an expansion of Chick-fil-A's existing education initiatives.

Chick-fil-A announces new community scholarship program

Chick-fil-A expands its commitment to education by honoring 12 community service-minded students

Today, Chick-fil-A, Inc. opens applications for its newest education initiative, Chick-fil-A Community Scholars. This new scholarship program will award 12 scholarships of $25,000 annually to community service-minded leaders, helping them pursue their goals through furthering their education. Recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in a one-year leadership development program.  

The Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program is an expansion of Chick-fil-A's existing education initiatives – including the Remarkable Futures Scholarship program, which has awarded more than $136 million to more than 80,000 Chick-fil-A® restaurant Team Members through its Leadership Scholarships and True Inspiration Scholarships. The Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program is an extension of Chick-fil-A’s commitment to care for people and its communities by providing service-minded students of any age with opportunities to help them pursue their academic passions.  

Investing in access to education is one of the greatest ways we can care for others,” said Rodney Bullard, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility at Chick-fil-A, Inc. “It is our pleasure to support the advancement of students throughout the communities that Chick-fil-A serves – ultimately creating brighter futures by providing educational opportunities that will help them become the leaders of tomorrow.”   

The Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program will offer recipients several benefits, including:  

  • Up-front payment: Chick-fil-A Community Scholars are awarded to recipients up front and can be directly applied to tuition, housing and other on-campus expenses, without requiring tuition reimbursement. 
  • Applicable at any qualifying school, college or university: Scholarships can be applied in any area of study at any accredited institution of the recipient's choice, including two- or four-year colleges and universities, online programs, or vocational-technical schools. 
  • Participation in the Chick-fil-A Scholars Program: Recipients will have the option to participate in the Chick-fil-A Scholars Program, a one-year engagement that includes mentoring and leadership development opportunities.  

Applicants who are interested in applying to the Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program must meet the following criteria:  

  • Be a resident of the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada 
  • Be recommended by a teacher, coach or community leader 
  • Be a postsecondary undergraduate or graduate student, or intend to enroll in undergraduate or graduate study for the 2023-2024 academic year 

In addition, applicants must demonstrate academic success, devotion to community service and financial need. All applications must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, November 2, 2022. For more information about the new Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program, eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit  

While current Chick-fil-A Team Members are not eligible for the Chick-fil-A Community Scholars program, they are eligible to apply for the Remarkable Futures Scholarship program. These applications opened on July 28, 2022 and will close October 27, 2022. For more information about the Remarkable Futures Scholarship program, please visit 

To learn more about other corporate social responsibility efforts at Chick-fil-A, visit 

 About Chick-fil-A, Inc.  

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is arestaurant company known for the Original Chick-fil-A®Chicken Sandwich and signature hospitality.Represented bymore than 170,000 Team Members,OperatorsandStaff,Chick-fil-A®restaurants serveguests freshly prepared food atmore than2,700 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Ricoand Canada.Thefamily-owned and privately held restaurant companywasfounded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathyand is committed to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate.      

Known for itsleadership and growth opportunities,in 2022Chick-fil-A, Inc. was named aBest Employer in America by Forbesanda top company for career opportunities for Black employeesby Glassdoor. Thecompanywas also awarded the Employee’s Choice by Glassdoorhonoring top CEOs and was named a Culture 500 Culture Champion in 2020. Moreinformation on Chick-fil-A is available atwww.chick-fil-a.comand@ChickfilANews. 


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