Yum! Brands is committed to providing education opportunities for our employees and their dependent children. The Yum! Andy Pearson Scholarship Program, named in honor of Yum!’s founding chairman, was created to support growth and development through individual scholarships.
The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.
All active, U.S.-based employees of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, or Yum! Corporate and legal dependents* of those employees who:
*Legal dependents of the eligible employee include spouses and unmarried children under the age of 26 of the eligible employee. Children are defined as biological, adopted, stepchildren or legal wards of the employee.
Employees of Franchise and Licensee stores, Contractors and Interns are not eligible. If you do not know if you are a franchise employee, contractor or intern, please contact your manager.
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Yum!. One-time payments are made in July. Employees must remain employed by Yum! through the date that the scholarship is paid.
Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Yum! play a part in the selection.
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.