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KFC Scholarship

KFC Scholarship

Kentucky Fried Chicken is a chain of fast food restaurants that specializes in fried chicken and has maintained that focus for over 86 years. Founded in 1930 by Harland Sanders, Kentucky Fried Chicken began as an entrepreneurial venture when Sanders started selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Kentucky during the Great Depression.

As Sanders’ business grew, he remained unhappy with how long it took to fry the chicken in an iron frying pan, but he didn’t want to deep fry the chicken as he felt it took away from the quality. He discovered a way to modify a pressure cooker in order to fry his chicken, and the rest is history.

He franchised his business in 1952 and branded himself as Colonel Sanders, becoming a well-known cultural figure that is still used in marketing and advertising for the company to this day. Colonel Sanders used his very own recipe for the pressure cooker fried chicken which is a combination of 11 different herbs and spices. This recipe has long since been a trade secret and only a few people know what it actually involves. As the company rapidly expanded, it proved to be too much for the aging Sanders, so in 1964 he sold it to a group of investors.

As of 2015, there were close to 20,000 Kentucky Fried Chicken locations around the world, serving in 123 different countries. Their annual revenue was more than $23 billion. In order to continue the forward and positive direction the company was following, KFC established the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation, an organization that would help students and employees through education, donations, and community service.

The Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation has contributed over $14 million in scholarships throughout its rich history and has helped more than 2,600 students pursue their dreams of higher education. To further its commitment to education even more, the Foundation launched the KFC Family Fund, following through on its promise to support and inspire all KFC restaurant employees. The REACH Educational Grant Program was started in order to help KFC restaurant employees achieve their goals of continuing their educations through college tuition assistance.

Through grants that range from $2,000 to $2,500, the Foundation is able to help alleviate some of the financial burdens that often face individuals and families. The scholarship can be used towards any accredited two-year or four-year college or university, as well as any trade or vocational school. In order to be eligible for this award, the applicant must be a current hourly Team Member or Shift Supervisor at a participating Kentucky Fried Chicken in the United States. They must have worked at KFC for at least six months at the time of application and also be enrolled in a higher education program and be planning to attend in the fall.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Scholarship

Chipotle Mexican Grill Scholarship

Founded in 1993, Chipotle Mexican Grill is a chain of fast food restaurants that specializes in tacos and burritos. Originally started in the United States, it has since spread across the world with locations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. Chipotle’s founder, Steve Ells, began the chain of casual dining restaurants with only 16 different establishments.

A few years later, McDonald’s became a huge investor in the franchise and grew the chain from only 16 restaurants to more than 500 restaurants within a few years. As of the present time, Chipotle has over 2,000 locations worldwide and employs more than 45,000 people. Chipotle is known for its small and focused menu as well as its conscious effort to use and serve high quality foods. It’s menu features burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads. The consumer can then choose their preferred protein and toppings such as cheese, beans, rice, and salsa.

Chipotle is famous for always trying to use naturally raised meat, organic produce, and dairy that does not contain added hormones. They also became one of the first nationwide restaurants to stop using genetically-modified corn and soybeans in their foods. Steve Ells ensures his food is raised and served with integrity, and he embodies the values he wishes to pass down to all of his staff and employees.

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s mission has always been to encourage and empower students and future leaders to achieve high standards and reach their goals. In order to help them accomplish their goals and pursue their dreams, they have created scholarships to give student an opportunity to obtain higher education.

The Chipotle Mexican Grill Scholarship is awarded to Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members who display leadership qualities in their communities and support those around them. The winner will be someone who empowers and elevates their peers and members of their school and is someone who always tries to improve the lives of those in their community.

In order to be eligible for this award, the student must be a current senior in high school and be planning to attend an accredited institution that will lead to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The interested student must also be a nationally affiliated member of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America.

The applicant will be chosen based on the information provided and a final decision will be made by the FCCLA selection committee. The winner will be notified by the end of May. The selection will be made according to the writing style and expression of the writing as well as the content itself.

It is a one-time award and is paid directly to the winner’s college or university for tuition or room and board. The winners of the scholarship will be invited to attend the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Diego, California where they will be recognized for their accomplishments.