Pizza Ranch Employees Receive $2,000 College Scholarships

Pizza Ranch Employees Receive $2,000 College Scholarships

Each year, the Pizza Ranch Coca-Cola Scholarships program awards multiple $2,000 scholarships its employees who are planning on attending a post-secondary educational institution. To apply, qualifying candidates are asked to submit a written essay that details how their actions exemplify the Pizza Ranch mission, “To give every guest a legendary experience.” As a supplement, the general manager of the restaurant is asked to submit a letter of recommendation for their employee. 

This year ten students were chosen from across the Pizza Ranch Franchise as winners for these $2000 scholarships. The scholarships are given out to support these employees’ pursuits of continued education. The winners are all very active in their communities and strive to live out the Pizza Ranch Mission & Vision every day, both at work and within their communities, as well as excellent students and employees.

This year’s winners were Danielle Flouro from Osh Kosh, Wisconsin; Allison Moga from Little Falls, Minnesota; Michael McLellan from New Prague, Minnesota; Amanda Fjeld from Iowa Falls, Iowa; Kaelyn Jackson from Grand Forks, North Dakota; Rachel Hass from Madison, South Dakota; Shania Kelly from Decorah, Iowa; Justin Gortsema from Hudsonville, Michigan; Tristan Verdoorn from Primghar, Iowa; and Morgan Minear from Decorah, Iowa. 

To date, Pizza Ranch Corporate has given out over $75,000 in grants to its employees through the Pizza Ranch Coca-Cola Scholarships program.

About Pizza Ranch
Cultivating its mission “To give every guest a legendary experience” since its inception in 1981, Pizza Ranch connects with its communities in a way that provides bridges for friends, family and colleagues to come together. Today, Pizza Ranch is based in Orange City, Iowa and owns, operates and franchises more than 200 locations in 13 states. Consistent growth has been a Pizza Ranch staple, as the brand has become a beacon of community involvement and exceptional food. The Pizza Ranch buffet features legendary pizzas, salads and desserts, and is delivered with an unmatched service quality. For more information about Pizza Ranch visit