The Andy Pearson Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 29, 2019 3:00 pm CDT

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 scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

 

Eligibility:

All active, U.S.-based employees of Yum!, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell or KFC and legal dependents* of those employees who:

  • Started working at the company on or before September 29, 2018.
  • Have worked an average of 15 hours per week during the six month period beginning September 29, 2018.
  • Are high school seniors or graduates, have earned their GED, or are currently enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school or graduate school.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) as of the application date.

*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.

Award Information:

  • Awards of $2,500 will be granted to students attending four- year colleges, universities, or graduate schools.
  • Awards of $1,000 will be granted to students attending two- year colleges or vocational-technical schools.
  • Up to five (5) ‘bonus’ awards of $1,500 will be granted to students pursuing an approved food service/hospitality degree.
  • Awards are not renewable; however students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

Financial need is not considered.

Awards will be allocated 80% to Field /Restaurant employees and 20% to Restaurant Support Center (RSC) employees. An attempt will be made to grant awards reflecting the ethnic diversity, applicant relationships and school type selections of the applicant pool.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Yum! play a part in the selection.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Yum!. One-time payments are made in August. Employees must remain employed by Yum! through the date that the scholarship is paid.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Yum! Brands has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!