Chick-fil-A has selected Gainesville resident Ross Sturgill as a recipient of the chain’s $2,500 Leadership Scholarship.
Sturgill was nominated by Andrew Farr, operator of Chick-fil-A at Robson Crossing. Sturgill has worked for Chick-fil-A for nearly two years. He was dual-enrolled at the University of North Georgia and graduated from West Hall High in May.
He plans to continue pursuing his education at the University of North Georgia in the fall. Sturgill is involved in several extracurricular activities, including marching band, symphonic band, saxophone ensemble and the National Honor Society. He is also an active member of Belmont Baptist Church.
The Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship Program began in 1973 out of founder Truett Cathy’s desire to encourage restaurant employees to further their education. Since the program’s inception, more than 46,700 employees have received scholarships, bringing the total amount to nearly $60.5 million.