King University and Chick-fil-A at The Pinnacle Announce Recipient of First Annual Scholarship

Dec 17, 2020 | King University

BRISTOL, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2020 — King University student Christina Fulcher was recently named the recipient of the first annual Chick-fil-A at The Pinnacle Scholarship, sponsored by King University and Chick-fil-A at the Pinnacle in Bristol, Tennessee. 

The scholarship was created as a way to honor Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy’s faith-based principles of servant leadership, which guide the company’s overall operations.

“The Chick-fil-A at The Pinnacle Scholarship is another wonderful way we can help serve our local community, which is an important value for our company,” said Josh Horner, owner of Chick-fil-A at The Pinnacle. “We’re delighted to present this first annual scholarship to Christina, and greatly look forward to seeing her achieve her current and future goals.”

Scholarship applicants are asked to select one of Chick-fil-A’s four core values and share, in a one-page essay, how it speaks to their educational pursuits and future career. These values state: We’re here to serve; we’re better together; we’re purpose-driven; and we pursue what’s next. 

Fulcher, a junior at King, chose to address the first value, “we’re here to serve,” in her application essay. A native of Jonesborough, Tennessee, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology, with a minor in mathematics. She plans to attend optometry or medical school after graduation from King.

“I would like to become a pediatric optometrist or ophthalmologist,” Fulcher said. “I wish to perform volunteer eye exams at school physicals in low-income areas where children might not otherwise obtain the exam. I am beyond thankful for being selected for the Chick-fil-A Scholarship. It is because of scholarships like this that I am able to pursue higher education and reach my dream.”

King University collaborates with numerous organizations and donors to help ensure that tuition costs for its high-quality, private Christian education are kept on par with, or less than, the cost of attending a public university. Each year, the University awards approximately $19 million in aid, with an average financial award of $17,520.

For more information on scholarships available at King, contact the University’s Advancement Office at 423.652.4864 or



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