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.
All active, U.S.-based employees of Yum!, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell or KFC 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.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
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.
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:
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.