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Avondale teenager wins $25,000 scholarship from Chick-fil-A

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Royalties From Chick-fil-A® Bottled Sauce Retail Sales Contributed To The Remarkable Futures™ Scholarships Initiative, Raising $24 Million. (Photo Courtesy MultiVu)

17-year-old Fernando Vargas from Avondale has just been awarded a $25,000 scholarship from Chick-fil-A. 

He is one of just 12 Chick-fil-A restaurant Team Members nationwide to receive $25,000 as part of Chick-fil-A’s Remarkable Futures Scholarship program, which is awarding a total of $24 million in scholarships this year. These recipients were selected through their inspiring personal stories showcasing the many obstacles they’ve overcome to pursue their academic dreams. 

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Royalties from Chick-fil-A® Bottled Sauce retail sales contributed to the $24 million raised for the Remarkable Futures™ Scholarships initiative. (Photo courtesy MultiVu)

Vargas works at Chick-fil-A Avondale where his positive attitude and engaging personality are contagious to others. In addition to his role at Chick-fil-A, Vargas helps his mom prepare Mexican food and beverages for her business each morning – long before school starts.  

In his own words, Vargas says, “As a son of hard-working immigrants, my parents came to America for a better life for us all. I want to be the first in my family to graduate from college and become a sonographer. This will be beneficial for both me and my parents since I will be making them proud fulfilling their expectations and not wasting the opportunity they gave me to study and become successful in this country.” 

Chick-fil-A 2022 Scholarship Reveal

Chick-fil-A, Inc. will invest $24 million in restaurant Team Members’ higher education this year, awarding college scholarships to 12,699 Team Members in 46 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada. The scholarships can be applied to any area of study at any accredited institution, furthering Chick-fil-A’s long-standing commitment to education and helping restaurant Team Members pursue their academic goals and further their career opportunities. (Video courtesy of MultiVu)