The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation Awards More Than $100,000 in Scholarships to Employees and Their Children

9/8/2016
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Over $1 million in scholarships awarded to more than 800 students in the last two decades

The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation today announced that more than $100,000 in scholarship funds was awarded to 41 students for the 2016-2017 academic year as part of its annual Employee Scholarship Program.  

The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation is a nonprofit corporation created by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® in 1993. The Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants to support numerous nonprofits and charitable programs. It also supports the annual Employee Scholarship Program, which recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of Cracker Barrel employees and their children who excel in their studies and serve their communities. Since 1996, the program has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to more than 800 students.  

Scholarship recipients are selected annually from submissions received from every restaurant region across the country as well as Cracker Barrel’s Home Office and Distribution Center in Lebanon, TN. 

This year the scholarship amount was raised from $1,500 to $2,500, resulting in the highest number of submissions in the program’s history. According to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation President Terry Deas, “We want our employees and their children to have opportunities to excel on the job and in life, while achieving their personal goals. Our scholarship recipients are commendable individuals, and we could not be more proud to have them as part of the Cracker Barrel family.” 

The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation Scholarship Program accepts applications annually from Cracker Barrel employees and their children. All submissions are evaluated in an objective manner based on factors such as high school or college grades, standardized test results, extracurricular activities and community service.  

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation
The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation is a nonprofit corporation created by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in 1993. The Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants to support numerous nonprofits and charitable programs. It also supports an annual Employee Scholarship Program, which recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of Cracker Barrel employees and their children who excel in their studies and serve their communities.