Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $25.3 million in scholarships to more than 24,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2015 alone, the Foundation awarded $2.7 million to close to 2,500 students in North America.
Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.
Primarily funded by the BURGER KING® system and guests through annual fundraising activities, scholarships are awarded in the spring of each year. Our ultimate goal? To provide one $1,000 scholarship for every BURGER KING® restaurant in North America—that’s more than $7 million each year!
The application period for the 2016-2017 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2015 and closes Dec. 15, 2015. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.