Burger King Scholars Program to Give 15 Students $5,000 to $50,000 in Scholarships

Black student recipients of the Burger King Scholars program

Burger King McLamore Foundation, which was established in October 2005, is the charitable arm of the Burger King® system and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation, together with Burger King Corporation employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, has been able to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live. Today, the Foundation administers the Burger King℠ Scholars program and the BK℠ Family Fund.
The Burger King Scholars program assists employees, employees' spouses or domestic partners, employees' children and high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 students. Last year alone, $3.7 million in scholarships were awarded to more than 3,400 deserving students.

Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined BURGER KING® brand co-founder James W. McLamore. It was those values that helped realize a dream and it is those same values that are the core of the Burger King McLamore℠ Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and his commitment to education.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Recipients must be:

* Citizens of the United States or Canada

* Students who who are seniors at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico

* Students who are applying as a full time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States or Canada and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

* Students who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3

* Students who have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1220

* Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and

* Students who demonstrate substantial work experience

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in DECEMBER, and the award amount is usually $5,000 to $50,000.

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