This year, 500 restaurant employees at KFC® restaurants across the country will receive over $1.2 million in college tuition assistance from the Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation thanks to KFC franchisees, including Washington Courthouse’s own Bagshaw Enterprises, and the KFC Corporation.
Through a competitive selection process, Washington Court House resident Jacob Maddux was chosen as a winner via the REACH Educational Grant Program® and will receive $3,000 for the 2017-18 academic year.
The REACH Program helps KFC U.S. restaurant employees pursue their educational dreams at four-year and two-year colleges, including trade/vocational and graduate schools.
Maddux is a 2011 graduate of Miami Trace High School and is attending University of Phoenix, majoring in information technology. After graduating, Maddux plans to pursue a career in information technology.
The program takes inspiration from Col. Harland Sanders and his passion for helping people be their best selves through education.
“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 the colonel’s legacy and help this inspiring, hard-working group of students.”