Education & Scholarships

McDonald's Archways to Opportunity

Nowak Enterprises' (NEI) employees can ...

  • Learn English-language skills.

  • Get a high school diploma.

  • Earn an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.

Earn College Credits While You Work

  • 100% of McDonald’s Hamburger University restaurant management & mid-management courses qualify as college credit at more than 1,800 U.S. two year & four year higher education institutions.

  • For more information, click this link.

McDonald's USA National Employee Scholarship Program

  • Per academic year, one outstanding student-employee per state receives a $2,500 scholarship.

  • In addition, one student-employee, who demonstrates the highest commitment to school, work, & community service will receive a special $5,000 scholarship.

  • Scholarship winners may use their awards at any qualifying institution, for any field of study.


  • Employed by Nowak Enterprises, Inc. (NEI) for at least four continuous months at the time of application & award announcement.

  • Work a minimum of 15 hrs./week.

  • Be a high school senior or current or returning student at an accredited post-secondary institution.

For more information or an application, click this link.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships

NEI's Hospitality Endowed Scholarship - Pensacola State College (PSC)

NEI participates in awarding scholarships to deserving student-employees.


  • Demonstrate financial need.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien & reside in northwest Florida.

  • Enroll or be enrolled in a program of study – full or part time - leading to an award, certificate, or associates degree.

  • Be in good standing at PSC or the high school from which the senior student is about to graduate.

  • Scholarship will cover registration fees &/or books.

  • Preference given to students currently employed in hospitality industry.

  • Must submit employment verification.

For more information, click this link or call 850-484-1000.