MIAMI, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation has opened enrollment for the BURGER KINGSM 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 KINGSM Scholars program," said José Cil, BURGER KING® Brand President and President of the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation.
Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James "Jim" W. McLamore, the BURGER KINGSM 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 KINGSM Scholar are simple. You must apply within the application period, and fit the prerequisites below:
- 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.
The application window for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2016 and closes Dec. 15, 2016. For additional information regarding the scholarship program, call 507.931.1682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the BURGER KING McLAMORESM FOUNDATION
The BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) public nonprofit that believes without education you limit your potential to be your own way. Inspired by BURGER KING® Restaurants co-founder, Jim McLamore, its mission is to create brighter futures by empowering individuals and feeding potential through education and emergency relief. As a global Foundation, the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation partners with select nonprofits focusing on scholarships, literacy, and creating sustainable learning environments. To learn more, visit bkmclamore.org.
About BURGER KING® Brand
Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates more than 15,000 locations in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. The BURGER KING® brand is owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX,NYSE: QSR), one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $23 billion in system sales and over 19,000 restaurants. To learn more about the BURGER KING® brand, please visit the BURGER KING® brand website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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