Marco’s Pizza, the nation’s fastest growing pizza company, is making an investment in its most valuable asset: its team members. Beginning this summer, all Marco’s Pizza team members, both full and part-time employees, are eligible for up to $5,250 in tuition assistance per year when they earn their degrees from Bellevue University, a world leader in making it possible for motivated working adults to earn a college degree.
All full-time and part-time employees qualify after working at Marco’s Pizza for 30 days. Additionally, immediate family members of employees are eligible for up to $2,625. To qualify, employees must maintain full-time student status throughout their degree program. The tuition reimbursement is applicable every year, adding up to $21,000 over the course of a four-year bachelor’s degree.
“Marco’s has committed itself to not only being the pizza of choice for consumers, but the employer of choice for employees at every level, especially as we continue to grow at an accelerated rate,” says Marco’s Pizza President Bryon Stephens. “This partnership with Bellevue University enables us to give back to those who have helped build this brand to become one of the most successful franchises in the United States. With their excellent track record for providing focused, career-relevant education, Bellevue University will no doubt help our team members attain their goals.”
Team members can choose from more than 50 bachelor’s degrees and 30 master’s degrees, all offered online. In addition to tuition assistance, team members can take advantage of a generous credit transfer policy that honors associate’s degrees in full. Students also benefit from a variety of support services, including academic advising, online tutoring, a writing center, and ongoing professional development webinars.
“We’re honored to extend these services to Marco’s Pizza team members,” says Dr. Mary Hawkins, president of Bellevue University. “Marco’s Pizza understands the value of education, and its success over the years is a direct result of the commitment to its people. I’m excited about the possibilities of this unique partnership and look forward to welcoming Marco’s team members from around the world to the innovative online course offerings we have here at Bellevue University.”