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$1 million+ in scholarships awarded to 530+ KFC restaurant employees this summer

During these unprecedented times, access to educational programs and resources is more critical than ever. With this expanded need in mind, the KFC Foundation is awarding more REACH Grants this summer than originally planned, providing 530+ KFC team members with nearly $1.2 million in REACH Grants for the 2020-2021 academic school year!

The REACH Educational Grant Program® helps employees at participating KFC U.S. restaurants pursue their dreams of going to college. Employees of any age, any position, pursuing any degree can receive money to help them attend the accredited four-year or two-year college of their choice. The money can also be used at trade/vocational schools and for graduate study.

KFC restaurant general managers, assistant managers, shift supervisors and team members may apply for college tuition assistance funds. Managers who are selected will receive $3,000 for the academic year; previous REACH Grant recipients receive $2,500 and first-time winners receive $2,000. REACH winners can reapply for the money each calendar year.

There is also an opportunity for one REACH Grant winner per application period to apply for and receive an additional $1,000 in college tuition assistance through the Janet L. Kuhn Scholarship. In order to be considered, applicants must complete an optional essay during the REACH Grant application. Read about the most recent Janet L. Kuhn Scholarship winner here.

About the KFC Foundation

The KFC Foundation, an independent 501c3 non-profit organization, is committed to providing accessible support and development opportunities to KFC U.S. restaurant employees. Since 2006, the Foundation has awarded $20 million to more than 6,400 students and KFC restaurant employees, assisting them in going to college, earning a GED, managing personal finances and getting through hardship/crisis situations. The KFC Foundation’s charitable programs are made possible through the generosity of KFC’s many franchisees and KFC Corporation.


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