MIAMI -- The Burger King McLamore Foundation(SM) has opened enrollment for the Burger King(SM) Scholars program. Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2016. Open for high school seniors and Burger King® team members, the scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are made possible through the ongoing support of Burger King® guests, franchisees, suppliers and the McLamore Family Foundation.
"As a brand, we are committed to empowering individuals and feeding the potential of students and Burger King® team members across the country. We are excited to help create brighter futures by investing in students with the Burger King(SM) Scholars program," said José Cil, Burger King® Brand President and President of the Burger King McLamore Foundation(SM).
Created in memory of Burger King® Co-founder James "Jim" W. McLamore, the Burger King(SM) Scholars program has awarded over $28.3 million in scholarships to more than 26,800 high school students, Burger King® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2016 alone, the Foundation awarded $3 million to more than 2,800 students in North America.
In 2011, the McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore Whopper® Scholarship Award, granting a $50,000 scholarship to three students each year. The four-year scholarship is intended to help the top students that apply achieve their educational and professional dreams, along with serving as a tribute to Jim himself.
The requirements to become a Burger King(SM) Scholar are simple. Applicants must apply within the application period and fit the following prerequisites:
- Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
- Be active in the community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations
- Be a graduating high school senior with plans to attend a two- or four-year program at an accredited university, college or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico; or be a Burger King® employee.
Non-high school senior Burger King® employees can further their education by using the scholarship for non-degree courses such as accounting, computer or language courses.
For additional information regarding the scholarship program, call 507-931-1682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.