Starbucks announces that they will provide tuition reimbursement to Arizona State University’s online courses for interested employees. The requirements of the program are that the partner (employee) must work 20+ hours a week with Starbucks and must have the grades needed to be accepted into ASU. Employees are not being required to continue working with Starbucks after they graduate. CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, says
I feel so strongly this is the right thing to do and Starbucks as a company is going to benefit in ways that probably we can not identify today.
The scholarship is being offered for those with at least two years of college credits, though Starbucks has said they will also be providing assistance for those freshly starting as well.