KFC Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $20,000
Awards Available: 500
Award Deadline: Feb 29, 2024

Apply for up to $20,000 in scholarships to attend the two- or four-year college, trade school or graduate school of your choice for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • I’ve graduated from high school, earned my high school equivalency/GED, or will graduate from high school in May 2024
  • I’m enrolling in an accredited trade school, college or graduate school for the Fall 2024 semester
  • If applying for the $5,000 or $2,500 scholarship: I have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • If applying for the $10,000 or $20,000 scholarship: I have a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • I’m an employee at a KFC restaurant participating in the KFC Foundation’s Annual Donation Program

Note: This is a competitive program, meaning not every employee who applies will receive a scholarship.

Award Amounts

  • $2,500
  • $5,000
  • $20,000
  • $10,000

How It Works

  1. Complete the 2024 scholarship application between Feb. 1-29.
  2. Your application is reviewed to ensure it's complete and meets minimum eligibility requirements.
  3. Your essay is reviewed and scored by a panel of judges; Scholarship winners are selected based on their essay score.
  4. Scholarship winners are notified late April 2024.
  5. Winners must complete the scholarship acceptance form by the deadline. If the acceptance form is not completed by the deadline, the scholarship will be forfeited.

Janet L. Kuhn Scholarship

The Janet L. Kuhn Scholarship provides an opportunity for one KFC Foundation Scholarship recipient per year to DOUBLE their award amount.* To be considered for this award, applicants must complete an additional essay during the KFC Foundation Scholarship application process.

The GED Graduate Scholarship Guarantee

Those who earn their GED through the KFC Foundation, apply for a scholarship, follow all instructions and meet all minimum eligibility requirements will receive either a $2,500 or $5,000 scholarship to further their education!

*Recipients of the $10,000 and 20,000 scholarships are ineligible for the Janet L. Kuhn Scholarship

In 2023, 500+ KFC restaurant employees received a KFC Foundation Scholarship. Of those, eleven KFC restaurant employees received a $20,000 scholarship, and hundreds received a $5,000 or $2,500 award.

How to Apply:

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