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The Dave Thomas Legacy Scholarship

The Dave Thomas Legacy Scholarship

Wendy’s/LDF Food Group is proud to sponsor the Dave Thomas Legacy Award Scholarship to outstanding Hispanic seniors in High School to further their education in college, university or vocational school. Dave Thomas believed in education and “staying in school” and Wendy’s/LDF Food Group implemented this scholarship to recognize and reward quality students and community role-models so they can better pursue their dreams.

The criteria is easy - be like Dave and tell us why you are. Three of Dave’s key characteristics are “Do the right thing”, “Treat people with respect” and “Give back to the community”. The Wendy’s Dave Thomas Legacy Award recipient(s) should display personal characteristics of each of these criteria. The key attributes are honesty, integrity, respect for peers and adults, and a desire to give back to the community and helping others.

  1. “Do The Right Thing” - This legacy theme grew from Dave Thomas’ passion to live his life with honesty and integrity. He would often say, “Honesty isn’t just a suggestion.” Dave believed that you earn your reputation by the things you do every day. He thought people should be true to their word.
  2. “Treat People With Respect” - Dave loved the restaurant business because he loved being around people. Dave treated everyone with respect. He looked each person he met squarely in the eye and listened intently while people talked to him. Dave lived by the golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated, but he said it a simpler way: JUST BE NICE!
  3. “Giving Back” - Dave believed that with success came an obligation to share it. He encouraged the Wendy’s family to support the communities that support Wendy’s. He would say, “the more you help others, the more you really help yourself.” Dave was a proponent of sharing yourself as well as monetary resources. Be the best role model you can be as someone is always watching.
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