unknownA couple weeks ago, we told you about the scholarship contest Quick Quack Car Wash was holding for local students. Kids were challenged to write up the story of their signature duck mascot and the winning essay would be chosen for some money toward college. We thought that was a pretty neat idea, but it turns out they aren’t the only one with education on their minds.

Autobell Car Wash, a chain with locations in five states,┬árecently announced this year’s scholarship winners through a program the company developed just for employees. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that the award winners learned of their scholarships earlier this year and their names were just made public. The Autobell Car Wash scholarship program started 16 years ago in 2000. Since then, the company has awarded $1.1 million to its employees for academic scholarships.

Pretty neat, right? To qualify, Autobell Car Wash workers need to have worked at a location for at least 12 months. Students must be graduating seniors with a high school diploma. This year alone, the company gave more than $170,000 to its annual recipients.

The first Autobell Car Wash opened in 1969 in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has since expanded to South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland. In all, there are now 75 locations throughout those states.

Turns out scholarships aren’t the only perk of the job for Autobell employees. Workers can also expect free weekly car washes, daily cash tips and no late-night work. Not a bad deal, right?