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More than $3 Million Available for Scholarships as the BURGER KING McLAMORE(SM) Foundation

The BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation has opened enrollment for the BURGER KINGS 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 McLAMORE 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 visit https://bkmclamorefoundation.org to apply today. For additional information regarding the scholarship program, call 507.931.1682 or email burgerkingscholars@scholarshipamerica.org.

 

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