Endowed Scholarships & Fellowships
Darden Restaurants Diversity and Business Ethics Fellowship
The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation ("Foundation")is a private nonprofit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and was organized to administer charitable funds for the benefit of communities. The Foundation's sponsor is Darden Restaurants, Inc. ("Darden"). Darden (NYSE:DRI) is the world's largest company-owned and operated full-service restaurant company with over $7.2 billion in annual sales and approximately 180,000 employees. Its brands--Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52--reflect the rich diversity of those who dine in its restaurants. Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. That defines service for Darden. The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation works to bring to life this spirit of service through its philanthropic support of charitable organizations across the country as well as the volunteer involvement of its employees. With nearly 1,800 restaurants, Darden strives to have an enduring and positive influence on the communities it serves.
Graduate students in business who demonstrate academic and prior professional achievement, outstanding commitment to ethical leadership, and enroll in at least one business ethics course within the graduate program.
Students admitted to the Hough Graduate School of Business at the Warrington College of Business Administration are automatically considered for this award.