The REACH Educational Grant Program® provides winning employees with college tuition assistance, reimbursement for qualifying education expenses and access to discounted textbooks*.

RGMs, AUMs, Shift Supervisors and Team Members at participating restaurants with a 2.5 GPA or higher are eligible to apply. There is no waiting period.

  • Selected managers receive $3,000; eligible previous REACH Grant recipients receive $2,500; first-time winners receive $2,000.
  • There are TWO chances to apply each year; the current application periods are:
    • February  3 – March 26, 2020
    • August 3 – September 24, 2020
  • If you are selected to win in the spring round, you are not eligible to apply again during the fall round. Likewise, if you aren’t selected as a winner in the spring, you may apply again in the fall.
  • Employees may apply and receive funds every calendar year.
  • No citizenship or income information is collected.
  • Beyond the minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA), GPA is not a selection criteria.

*For recipients who choose this option

Applicants for the REACH Educational Grant must:

  • Be a KFC U.S. Restaurant employee (Restaurant General Managers, Assistant Managers, Shift Supervisors, and Team Members may apply)
  • Be a high school senior (graduating spring/summer 2020), high school graduate (or equivalent) or current college undergraduate, graduate, or trade/vocational school student (students of any age may apply)
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • Be employed at a KFC U.S. restaurant that is participating in the KFC Foundation’s 2020 Cole Slaw Donation Program (All KFC Company Restaurants are in the program-not all franchisee-owned restaurants participate)
  • Enroll either full-time or part-time in the 2020 fall term and earn a minimum of 12 credit hours during the 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or trade/vocational school
  • Be employed at a participating KFC restaurant at the time that REACH Grant recipients are announced in June 2020

Application Process:

1. Click the “Apply Now” button (below) or go to (program key KFCREACH) to create an AIM account using your e-mail address and chosen password

2. Log in to your AIM account to be taken directly to the Welcome page of the KFC Foundation’s REACH Educational Grant application

3. Complete all required fields in the online application and upload any required documents (such as GED Certificate, high school transcript or college transcript)

4. Click the Submit button on the Save/Submit page of the online application

NOTE: The status Complete will display on your AIM Home page when all forms have been submitted and all documents have been verified. Applicants are responsible for monitoring the progress of all application requirements to make sure their application is complete by 11:59 pm PT on March 26, 2020. Late submissions will not be considered.

The REACH Grant application is now closed. Semi-finalists will be notified of next steps by April 10, 2020. Final award recipients will be notified by June 10, 2020. The next REACH Grant application opens August 3, 2020.

For assistance with the application process:

Submit an inquiry via:

online contact form

E-mail ISTS Program Support at:

Call ISTS Program Support at:

855-670-ISTS (4787)

Monday-Friday/8am-5pm (CST)

Click the “Program FAQ” button below to learn more about the program and get answers to commonly asked questions.

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