Lackawanna Announces New Scholarship in Partnership with Area McDonald’s
SCRANTON, Pa. – Feb. 11, 2019 – Lackawanna College is excited to announce another partnership with a local northeast Pennsylvania company. The Mueller family, owners and operators of 15 area McDonald’s restaurants, will extend their family scholarship opportunities to their employees that attend Lackawanna College.
Beginning in the Spring 2019 semester, Lackawanna College students pursuing their associate or bachelor’s degrees in business, hospitality or information technology will be eligible for the annual awards. A total of $2,500 per semester will be divided evenly among all qualified students to use toward tuition or textbooks. To be eligible, employees need to be employed for six months and work 25 hours per week at one of the Mueller’s franchised restaurants.
“My dad, Albert Mueller, instilled in our family the duty to give back to communities where we do business. He always believed in and recognized the importance of fostering deep community relationships,” said McDonald’s owner/operator Christina Mueller-Curran. “We are fully committed to helping each employee reach their personal and professional goals through education. It is in this spirit that we offer the Mueller Family Scholarship. We look forward to decades of partnering together with this fine institution and impacting countless lives through educational opportunity.”
Along with the Mueller Family Scholarship, employees will also be eligible for the McDonald’s Corp. “Archways to Opportunity” program. The program is a wide-ranging education strategy with numerous programs that give employees and their families a chance to work towards a college degree, improve English skills, earn a high school diploma and receive assistance with making an education and career plan. Since its launch in April 2015, over 22,000 restaurant employees were awarded tuition assistance through the program.
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 37,000 locations in 120 markets around the world. Over 90 percent of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local businessmen and women.
About Lackawanna College
Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury and Towanda. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu.