Pizza Ranch Employees Receive $2,000 College Scholarships


Pizza Ranch Employees Receive $2,000 College Scholarships

Each year, the Pizza Ranch Coca-Cola Scholarship Program awards multiple $2,000 scholarships to team members who are currently attending or plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution. To apply, qualifying candidates are asked to submit a written essay that details how they exemplify “Service From The Heart” for guests as they live out 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 the $2000 scholarships. 

The scholarships are given out to support these employees’ pursuits of continued education. The winners chosen are active in their communities, excel in the classroom and strive to live out the Pizza Ranch Mission & Vision every day, both at work and within their communities. They are known to give legendary service from the heart to all guests and can be found giving 100% every day.

The 2018 winners were Ava Combs from Andover, MN; Megan Westlake from Billings, MT; Madison Hilyar from Elk River, MN; Megan Schoenauer from Green Bay, WI; Emily Ann Fain from Independence, IA; Della Gritsch from Iowa Falls, IA; Connor Fitzgerald from Lisbon, ND; Lana Nielsen from Rapid City (south), SD; Cara Theune from Sioux Center, IA; and Luxes Inthamath from Storm Lake, IA.

To date, Pizza Ranch Corporate has given out over $80,000 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, the Pizza Ranch Support Center 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, chicken, salads and desserts, and is delivered with an unmatched service quality. For more information about Pizza Ranch, visit