NATIONAL LGBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (NGLCC) AND DENNY’S PARTNER FOR HUNGRY FOR EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Students are eligible to win one of three $3,000 scholarships for their ideas on bringing communities together.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C.– The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses, in partnership with Denny’s, Inc., is pleased to announce the 2020 launch of the Hungry for Education scholarship program. Now open for qualified student applicants, the scholarship program will award scholarships to deserving candidates who share unique, actionable ideas on ways Denny’s can help bring communities together.
“NGLCC is so pleased to partner with Denny’s to make a difference in communities across the country. Together we will help put the ideas of young LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs into action,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson. “A vital part of our mission is to cultivate the next generation of LGBTQ+ business leaders in our community who will create lasting change across the nation.”
NGLCC will help select this year’s winners and administer the scholarships on behalf of the organization and Denny’s. Qualified students are invited to apply by visiting the Hungry for Education Scholarship site at www.dennyshungryforeducation.com, where they can begin the application process. High school and college students will be asked to submit an essay on how Denny’s can help bring communities together. The deadline for applying is December 11, 2020.
“Our partnership with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce has been tremendously rewarding,” said April Kelly- Drummond, head of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement at Denny’s, Inc. “This Hungry for Education program fulfills both ours and NGLCC’s missions to invest in education and the community.”
Upon review of the winning applicants’ essays, Denny’s will select ideas from the pool of winners to put the essay plans into action, working directly with the student scholarship winners to make a difference in the local communities.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. www.nglcc.org @nglcc
Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President, NGLCC
T: 202.234.9181 / E: [email protected]
About Denny’s Corp.
Denny’s (NASDAQ:DENN) is one of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating over 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guam, the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Curaçao, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Philippines. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.com or the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or YouTube.