BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) One McDonald’s employee was in for a surprise when she arrived at work.

Grace Dean works part-time at McDonald’s as a crew trainer while attending school at West Liberty University as a dental hygiene student. Friday, she was awarded a $2,500 scholarship for her outstanding performance both in the restaurant and in school.  

It really feels good. I’ve worked here for about four years now, and I always get the regular McDonald’s scholarship that they offer everyone. But to get a second one really just feels nice. So, I’m a second semester dental hygiene student at West Liberty; so I have one more full year, and then I hope to graduate and get certified.

Grace Dean -McDonald’s scholarship winner 

Dean says she’s so thankful that McDonald’s values their employees and cares about their education.