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KFC Colonel's Scholars Scholarship

The Award
The Scholarship offered by the KFC Colonel's Scholars Program provides funding for:

* Tuition
* Fees
* Books
* Room and Board

Awards can be up to $5,000 per year. The scholar could receive up to $20,000 over four years to help complete a bachelor's degree.

To be eligible to compete for the KFC Colonel's Scholars Scholarship, an individual must:

* Graduate from high school this academic year (between 12/1/08 and 8/31/09)
* Earn a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.75
* Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a public, in-state college or university (start date no later than 9/30/09)
* Be a US citizen or permanent resident
* Demonstrate financial need

Scholars may begin their college career by entering into either a 2-or 4-year accredited in-state college/university, as long as they stay on track to complete a bachelor's degree program.

Selection Process
Completing the online application is the first step. NOTE: The 2009 application process opens on December 1, 2008. Visit to apply. After February 10, 2009, all submitted applications will be reviewed and semifinalists selected. Semifinalists will be asked to provide additional documentation in March 2009. After the semifinalist information is received, an independent selection committee will meet to select the KFC Colonel's Scholars.

Scholarship Timeline

* Application process opens the first of December
* Application process closes the middle of February
* Semifinalists are asked to provide additional documentation in March
* Selected scholars are notified in May

Scholar Support
The KFC Colonel's Scholars Program has an on-site staff to support the program. To contact this staff, send an email to

In addition to the Program's staff, KFC Colonel's Scholar is also matched with a volunteer mentor.

Mentors include:

* KFC Franchisees
* KFC Employees
* Other members of the KFC Family


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