Area student earns $2,500 scholarship from his employer

Merrimack High School senior Carter Sherman recently was awarded the Chik-Fil-A Leadership Scholarship Award in the amount of $2,500, renewing for four years.

Candidates needed to demonstrate leadership traits of confidence, teamwork, reliability, honesty, positivity, creativity, kindness, intelligence, enthusiasm, passion, generosity, resourcefulness, service and care.

Sherman will apply his scholarship at the University of New Hampshire, where he plans to attend this fall, majoring in computer science.

Chick-fil-A will invest $17 million in restaurant team members’ college educations this year, awarding scholarships to 6,700 team members in 47 states.

As part of Chick-fil-A’s Remarkable Futures education initiative, scholarships can be applied to any area of study at any accredited institution, and the scholarships further Chick-fil-A’s long-standing commitment to education and to helping team members achieve their academic dreams.

“Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy began awarding scholarships in 1970 with a desire to incentivize team members to further their education, and that mission still holds true today,” said Dan Cathy, chairman and chief executive officer at Chick-fil-A. “Restaurant team members have a commitment to service that extends far beyond the walls of our restaurants, and our goal is to help these emerging leaders pursue their career aspirations inside and outside of our restaurants.”

Since 1970, Chick-fil-A Inc. has awarded more than $92 million in scholarships to nearly 60,000 team members.

To be eligible for a scholarship or educational assistance, applicants must be employed by a Chick-fil-A franchise operator, a Chick-fil-A Inc.-operated restaurant or an S. Truett Cathy brand restaurant.

Sherman works at Chick-fil-A at Somerset Plaza in Nashua.