“I’m proud to be a part of an organization that gives back to the community in an impactful way,” says local McDonald’s owner-operator Ira Salls. “We are dedicated to making sure education is accessible so that our community can strengthen together.”
This year, a dozen students were each given a $1,500 scholarship to the college of their choice and celebrated at a ceremony on Feb. 27 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Below are the winners that span the Kentuckiana region:
“We had so many outstanding applicants this year that it was hard to narrow down the winners to just 10,” said Frank Ward, local McDonald’s owner-operator. “You can tell how much time the students spent based on the quality of their work. It wasn’t a hard decision to celebrate two more winners.” Since the program’s inception, local McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana owner-operators have honored more than 160 high school students and awarded $243,000 in scholarships.