Ever since it got its start in Michigan in 1948, Cottage Inn Pizza has been an integral part of the communities it serves and has made valuable contributions to educational institutions. The Michigan-based pizza franchise donates money to area schools all over the country and believes in quality education as the empowering foundation for strong personal and economic growth.

A popular scholarship program is one aspect of a multi-pronged approach set up by Cottage Inn Pizza to give back locally. Traditionally, high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 and above are invited to participate and three winners are chosen from the pool of competitive submissions. Applicants are judged on the strength of their transcripts and the merits of a custom essay written in response to a prompt provided by Cottage Inn Pizza. The first, second, and third-place students receive one-time monetary awards of $2,500, $1,000 and $500 respectively. The money is given directly to the educational institution of the student’s choice and goes toward college tuition or fees.

Renowned for its delicious assortment of gourmet pizzas, subs, Mediterranean sides, salads, and more, Cottage Inn Pizza plans on expanding both domestically and abroad. To this point, the brand is pursuing an aggressive growth strategy in China over the next ten years. With the expansion in mind, this year’s Cottage Inn Pizza scholarship applicants were asked to write an essay about what steps they would take to ensure success in global expansion if they were part of the Global Development team.

Recipients of the 2017 Cottage Inn Pizza scholarship awards will be announced in August so stay tuned for more information about the winners from an extremely talented pool of applicants.

Learn more about Cottage Inn Pizza and our scholarship program.