Chick-Fil-A is known for their famous chicken sandwich and being a christian company closed on Sunday, but not many know about what it takes to earn the S. Truett Cathy Scholarship.
Sara Beth Deas was awarded this scholarship in March of 2013 after first being awarded the $1,000 scholarship from Chick-Fil-A two years ago.
The application included questions about demographics, academics, involvement, and required a recommendation from the store manager and a community member. The first scholarship was awarded to 1,600 Chick-Fil-A team members.
The scholarship applicants were then reviewed to decide the 25 students that exemplified service, leadership, and academic promise.
“It’s such an incredible honor. I am so humbled, especially since Mr. Cathy picks the 25 students himself. The idea that he recognized something about me from a piece of paper is such an encouragement,” said Deas.
Deas is currently a sophomore at Auburn University working toward a degree in biomedical sciences. Deas says she would love to be a doctor but she is not sure in what specialty yet. She finds Alzheimer’s research fascinating, but also has a great interest in family medicine due to the relationships she feels she can make with her patients.
Deas is also involved in Sigma Phi Lambda, Auburn University’s christian sorority and says that her faith is of great importance to her. Deas says that’s why it is such an honor to receive an award from a Christian leader and company.
“Chick-Fil-A is so well known for their strong, Christian values and that is something that I strive to live by daily,” said Deas.
Deas plans to use her money toward books as she says books for science majors can add up quickly.