ATLANTA - June 11, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Church's Chicken® recently named 175 high school seniors, throughout 18 participating states, 'Church's® Scholars.' As part of the educational merit Church's Scholars Program, a program of the Church's Partners Foundation, Inc., each of the 175 students was awarded $1,000 towards their college tuitions during the 2015-2016 academic year at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/trade school in the United States.
Funds for the scholarships were raised through guests who purchased coupon booklets at participating company and franchise Church's Chicken® restaurants throughout the 18 states during an October – December 2014 promotion and also direct contributions from franchisees and vendor partners.. More than 7,000 students applied for the scholarships. The selection process for the Church's Scholars Program included a combination of a student's grade point average, their work experience and their involvement in extracurricular school and community activities.
"The empowerment of these deserving students is the primary mission of the Church's Scholars Program," said Ed Brett, President, Church's Partners Foundation, Inc. "Through the Church's Scholars Program and its support for continuing education, these students can overcome obstacles and realize their potential."
The Church's Scholars program is one of many initiatives that emphasize Church's® commitment to the education of the young adults within the communities that the brand serves.
For more information about Church's Chicken® and other community programs that the company supports, visit www.churchs.com.
Founded in Atlanta, GA in 2007, Church's Partners Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) public charity. Its mission is to provide support and assistance to the employees and franchisees of Church's Chicken® and Texas Chicken®, their families and the communities in which they live. Programs include the Church's Scholars Program which provides $1,000 scholarships to eligible applicants. For more information, visit www.churchspartners.org.
Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church's Chicken® is one of the largest quick service restaurant chicken chains in the world. Church's® specializes in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips®, sandwiches, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church's® (along with its sister brand Texas Chicken® outside the Americas) has more than 1,650 locations in 23 countries and international territories and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit www.churchs.com. Follow Church's® on Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchschicken and Twitter at www.twitter.com/churchschicken.
SOURCE Church's Partners Foundation, Inc.
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