This month, 600 hourly restaurant employees at KFC restaurants across the country will receive $1.2 million in college tuition assistance from the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation thanks to KFC Franchisees, including KFC in Rosemount. Through a competitive selection process, Northwest resident Ethan Wuycheck was chosen as a winner via the REACH Educational Grant Program™ and will receive $2,000 for the 2015-16 academic year.
The REACH program helps KFC team members pursue their educational dreams at four-year and two-year institutions, including trade/vocational and graduate schools.
Ethan is a 2015 graduate of Northwest High School and will be attending Shawnee State University in the fall. He will be majoring in business marketing. After graduation Ethan plans on seeking a job in marketing for a video game company.
The program takes inspiration from Colonel Harland D. Sanders and his belief in the importance of hard work, giving back and passion for a job well done. “The KFC Family has a long and rich history of philanthropy,” said Krista Snider, managing director of the Foundation. “We’re proud to be able to honor Colonel Sanders’ legacy and help this inspiring, diverse group of students— from the single parent finally completing a degree started 15 years earlier to those who are the first in their families to attend college.
About the Foundation
The Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation, Inc. is an independent 501(c)3 charity. Since 1998, the non-profit has helped one of the world’s most recognizable brands give back. The Foundation has awarded nearly $12 million in scholarships and educational grants to deserving students since 2006. For more on the KFC Foundation and its programs, visit www.KFCFoundation.org.
About KFC KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain. KFC specializes in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Extra Crispy™ Strips, Hot Wings™, Go Cups, Famous Bowls, Pot Pies, freshly made chicken sandwiches, biscuits and home-style side items. There are more than 18,000 KFC outlets in more than 115 countries and territories around the world. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM.) For more information, visit www.kfc.com. Follow KFC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/KFC) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/kfc).
KFC Rosemount restaurant is owned and operated by local franchisee operator Bagshaw Enterprises, Inc.