Burger King/ McLamore Foundation Scholars Program

Black student recipients of the Burger King Scholars program

Burger King, one of the largest fastest food chains in the United States, has partnered with the McLamore Foundation, to help students pay for college. The foundation is named of James W. McLamore, one of the company's co-founders. Every year, they usually present about $3.7 million in scholarship to more than 3,000 students.
The Burger King Scholars program supports employees, their 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 presented more than $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 students.

Integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship, high standards, and education were the ethics 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 represent the core of the Burger King McLamore℠ Foundation, which will continue to build on his legacy and commitment to education.

This scholarship program is managed 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

* A high school senior in high school or homeschooled in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico

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

* Students with a cumulative unweighted (GPA) of at least 3.3

* Students with 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 activities (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and

* Students who exhibit 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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