Chick-fil-A Canton Marketplace and Riverstone Parkway locations have selected six team members as recipients of the chain’s $1,000 Leadership Scholarship this summer. Students were nominated by Kevin Williams, operator of Chick-fil-A Canton restaurants.
The recipients are David Beersdorf, who is attending Kennesaw State University; Lauren Dorsey, Dalton State College; Devin Hunter, University of North Georgia; Jessica Lara, Chattahoochee Technical College; Faith Lipham, Kennesaw State University and Hope Lipham, Georgia Institute of Technology.
“The program recognizes employees who demonstrate the leadership and character qualities to build a successful life while offering tangible assistance to enrich their lives with education beyond high school,” said Williams. “David, Lauren, Devin, Faith, Hope and Jessica all have the potential to accomplish great things.”
The Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship Program began in 1973 out of founder Truett Cathy’s desire to incent restaurant employees to further their education. Since the program’s inception, more than 30,000 team members have received scholarships, bringing the total amount to almost $30 million.
“We have been able to award $50,000 here in Canton to our student team members. That is exciting!” Williams said.