Burger King Scholarship 2023 Application Portal Updates

Filed in Scholarships Update by on June 12, 2023

Burger King Scholarship, which is fully funded by the Burger King, is presently accepting applications from eligible students.

Burger King Scholarship

The Burger King Scholarship

Established in honor of James “Jim” W. McLamore, co-founder of Burger King, the Burger King Scholars program has provided scholarships exceeding $55 million to more than 45,000 high school students, Burger King employees, and their families across North America since 2000.

In 2022 alone, the foundation awarded scholarships totaling over $4.6 million to nearly 4,000 students.

The scholarship grants, ranging from $1,000 to $50,000, are designed to assist students in covering the expenses associated with attending college or pursuing vocational/technical education.

Recipients are chosen based on criteria such as their grade point average (GPA), work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, and contributions to their community.

Scholarship Benefits

1. The James W. McLamore WHOPPER® scholarship offers a maximum of three scholarships valued at $50,000 each, targeting exceptionally qualified students who exhibit leadership qualities, possess significant work experience, and demonstrate financial need.

2. Regional awards totaling twelve scholarships at $5,000 each (two awards per region) are granted to the most qualified employees within each of the six designated regions, selected from the pool of eligible applicants.

3. The H.E.R. (Helping Equalize Restaurants) Scholarship program presents at least two awards valued at $25,000 each.

These scholarships are available to qualified employees from the Burger King Employee-Based Track, as well as employees pursuing an enrichment program.

4. The King Awards consist of up to six scholarships valued at $10,000 each, recognizing the top-performing employees within each region.

5. Several special-named awards, funded through annual contributions, are granted to deserving individuals affiliated with various franchisees.

The specific recipients of these awards are determined annually based on the funds raised.


Eligibility Criteria for Burger King Scholarship

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

1. Applicants should be international students residing in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico.

Students must have been accepted into an undergraduate degree program.

2. The scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing various courses offered at their chosen university.

3. Eligible students include high school seniors or those who are homeschooled in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico.

4. Applicants must be applying as full-time freshmen to a four-year accredited college or university located in the United States or Canada.

The institution should also be exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

5. Students must have a minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.3.

6. Candidates should have achieved a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1220.

7. Applicants should demonstrate active leadership in community service, athletics, or other co-curricular activities such as student government, team sports, or fraternal involvement.

8. Students should showcase substantial work experience and demonstrate financial need.

Document Requirement

As you prepare your Burger King Scholarship application, it would be beneficial to collect the following information:

1. Compile a comprehensive list of your work experiences and participation in school and community activities.

2. Obtain a current copy of your official or unofficial transcript showcasing your grades.

3. If your application is affiliated with a BURGER KING employee, gather relevant employee information.

4. If applicable, gather your family’s financial information. It may be helpful to have a copy of your parents’ most recent tax form filed with the IRS or Revenue Canada to reference when completing the corresponding section of the application.

Application Deadline

December 2023.

CSN Team.

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