Local McDonald’s owner/operator Michael Meoli and the Meoli Companies have acquired six McDonald’s restaurants in Dover, making them the largest owner/operator organization in the state.

Local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Michael Meoli and the Meoli Companies announced this week that they are awarding $6,000 in scholarships to non-traditional community college students pursuing a secondary education at Delaware Technical Community College (Terry and Owens campuses) and Chesapeake Community College, for summer and fall 2021 students, respectfully. Scholarships will be awarded in $500 increments to four students at each campus.

“The Meoli Companies believes in giving back to the communities in which their restaurants operate — the communities in which they, their managers and their crew members work and live,” representatives said.

The scholarship program is open to non-traditional community college students who have demonstrated a commitment to furthering their education by exhibiting scholastic achievement and ongoing community service. Such non-traditional students are those students who are returning to college to complete a degree or those who are entering college for the first time years after graduating high school.

“Education lays the foundation for building a strong community and workforce,” Meoli said. “Our hope is that these scholarships will allow students who might not have otherwise had the opportunity to get the education they so willingly deserve.”

Eligible community college students should inquire about the scholarship program through their academic advisor or the office of the president at their respective college.

The Meoli Companies now operates 25 McDonald’s restaurants across the Delmarva Peninsula. For more information, visit