Locals earn Chick-fil-A scholarships

Thu, 05/18/2006 - 1:15pm
By: The Citizen

Fayetteville residents Sheena Roberson, Tyrone resident Matthew Harbin and Sharpsburg resident Ryan McMichael, exemplary students and community members, have been named the newest recipients of Chick-fil-A’s Leadership Scholarship, a national program that has awarded more than 21,000 individual scholarships to support restaurant employees seeking higher education.

Roberson and Harbin are the 129th and 130th scholarship students at the Chick-fil-A Fayetteville Dwarf House, which is operated by Doug Mickey. Roberson is using the $1,000 scholarship to study business management at Gordon College. Harbin is studying business management at Atlanta Christian College.

McMichael is the 56th scholarship student at the free-standing Chick-fil-A at Peachtree City, which is operated by Mike Holmes. McMichael is using the $1,000 scholarship to study mechanical engineering at Southern Polytechnic State University.

To date, 4,888 Chick-fil-A restaurant team members in Georgia have earned nearly $5 million in Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarships. Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy launched the Leadership Scholarship program in 1973, formalizing the prior education donations the company had made for many years.

Chick-fil-A has committed to award $1.1 million this year in scholarships, bringing the program to more than $21 million.

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