DQ Scholarship

DQ Scholarship


MANDAN DAIRY QUEEN OWNER MIKE WIELAND, POSTED THAT HE’S PAYING SCHOOL TUITION FOR HIS EMPLOYEE’S. KX NEWS REPORTER SONJI MILBURN SHOWS US HOW… WHEN YOU WORK IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS..LABOR CAN BE THE MOST CHALLENGING PART. SO, WHY NOT GET REWARDED FOR IT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION. NAT SOUND—–BLENDER AND HERE AT DAIRY QUEEN IN MANDAN, ICE CREAM ISNT THE ONLY THING THESE EMPLOYEES ARE SCOOPING UP. SOT:COLLEGE TUITION IS VERY EXPENSIVE BUT WE PAY FOR OUR OWN COLLEGE. 18 YEAR OLD, KENDRA MILLER IS A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE…THAT WORKS AT DAIRY QUEEN. SHE TAKES ORDERS, WORKS THE DRIVE THRU…AND IS NOW GETTING HELP TO PAY FOR COLLEGE. SOT: I AM ENROLLED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MARY AND I INTEND TO GO INTO SOCIAL WORK. IT’S REALLY NICE THAT IM NOT ONLY MAKING MONEY WHILE IM WORKING BUT IM MAKING THAT EXTRA 15 PERCENT. SOT: ALL THANKS TO THE OWNER, ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO HE DECIDED TO HELP EMPLOYEES FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION BY PARTICIPATING IN AN EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. AND ALL THE MONEY THEY GET COMES OUT OF HIS POCKET. HE IS PAYING FOR COLLEGE TUITION BY CONTRIBUTING 15 PERCENT OF AN EMPLOYEES GROSS WAGES INTO THE PROGRAM UP TO 1200 DOLLARS, EVERY YEAR. EMPLOYEES MUST WORK A MINIMUM OF 1800 HOURS AND HAVE WORKED THERE FOR 3 YEARS. IT’S A WAY TO GIVE BACK TO THEM AND LET THEM KNOW THAT WE CARE ABOUT THE TIME YOU HAVE GIVEN US. IT’S ANOTHER WAY TO REWARD THE KIDS AND ADULTS FOR STICKING WITH US FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME AND WHO WOULDNT WANT EXTRA MONEY? CURRENTLY, THERE ARE 37 EMPLOYEES AND 80 PERCENT OF THEM ARE IN THE PROGRAM. AS FOR KENDRA, SHE HAS A FEW YEARS UNTIL SHE RECIEVES THE MONEY BUT SHE ALREADY KNOWS WHAT SHE’S GOING TO DO WITH IT. REPORTING IN MANDAN, SONJI MILBURN, KX NEWS. (KALBERER) THE OWNER SAYS HE’S GIVEN OUT 6 CHECKS TO EMPLOYEES SINCE HE STARTED. STAY WITH US- STILL TO COME ON KX NEWS-

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