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Auntie Anne’s, Inc. Awards $35,000 in Scholarships to Six Students

September 10th, 2014
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Lancaster, Pa. (September 10, 2014) - As part of the company’s commitment to investing in employees, Auntie Anne’s, Inc. recently awarded scholarships to six students from across the country for their outstanding achievement both in and out of the classroom. These individuals were selected for their outstanding achievements and commitment to excellence both in and out of the classroom.

The recipients of the Auntie Anne’s 2014 scholarship, each receiving $5,000 are: Megan Scheib, from Lebanon, Pa., crewmember at Lebanon Valley Mall; Sarah Hibbard, from Round Rock, Texas, crewmember at Round Rock Premium Outlets; Catherine Williams, from Cincinnati, Ohio, crewmember at Northgate Mall; Rebecca Graves, from Mount Joy, Pa., crewmember at Park City Center; and Eric Erb, from Gap, Pa., son of Auntie Anne’s corporate employee, Donna Erb. Elizabeth Dunphy, from Landing, N.J., crewmember at Rockaway Town Square Mall, received a $10,000 scholarship for her desire to pursue a degree related to food service.

“Auntie Anne’s believes in the power and value of investing in employees and we’re proud to offer our scholarship program to help our employees achieve success,” said Beth Monaghan, Chief Administrative Officer of Auntie Anne’s, Inc.

Now in its ninth year, the scholarship program is open to Auntie Anne’s, Inc. employees and their immediate families and employees and their immediate families of Auntie Anne’s franchisees. Applicants must have completed the first semester of their senior year of high school, or been accepted or enrolled in a post-secondary program at an accredited college or university, vocational or technical school, culinary institution, or other approved place of higher learning.


Auntie Anne’s, which is owned by FOCUS Brands Inc., started at a farmer’s market stand in 1988 and mixes, twists, and bakes pretzels to golden brown perfection all day long in full view of guests. Company founders Anne and Jonas Beiler purchased the stand to provide the income needed for their vision of providing free counseling services in their community. Building on their founder’s vision to give back, Auntie Anne’s is committed to serving others. In addition to supporting charitable partners, including Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and The First Tee, the company offers educational scholarship and home down payment gift programs for crewmembers, managers, and corporate associates. For more information, visit Auntie Anne’s websiteFacebook pageTwitter or YouTube account.


Kaitlin Nonnenmocher
Public Relations & Social Media Specialist