Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers announced that it has awarded a total of $25,000 to 20 recipients of the Bill Simon Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, founded in 2018 in memoriam of the company's beloved co-founder and CEO Bill Simon, was created to support Freddy's team members' pursuit of post-secondary education in college or vocational programs. Through this fund, Freddy’s team members are better able to pursue their education, in a testament to Bill’s passion for education and opportunity.
“Freddy’s would not be where it is today without the hard work and positive attitudes of our team members,” says Ben Simon, president of the Bill Simon Memorial Scholarship Foundation and Vice President of Operations for Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. “Day in and day out, they’re dedicated to delivering a great experience to Freddy’s Guests, and we want to show our appreciation. Bill always had such a passion for personal growth and learning, and we believe this scholarship is a perfect way to honor that.”
The scholarship fund is made possible through generous contributions from franchisees, vendor partners, the corporate office team and members of the community. This year marks the second year that all Freddy’s team members were welcome to apply for the scholarship. The 2019 recipients are pursuing higher education at some of the nation’s largest universities, including University of Kansas, University of Iowa, University of Tennessee, Kennesaw State University, as well as several vocational and specialty programs, including a past recipient who has gone on to pursue a degree at the Culinary Institute of America.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations. Applicants must be Freddy's team members in good standing with one year of employment completed (minimum of 750 hours). Applicants must also be current students or high school seniors who are prospective students in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.