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Burger King Scholarship
Meg English
Thursday, October 03, 2019

Burger King Scholarship

 Go to this link to register and apply:   burgerking.scholarsapply.org 

The window for applying for Burger King Scholarships is from October 15-December 15, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

BURGER KING® General Track - Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below. Note: Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and dependent children of employees who meet eligibility requirements for the General and Employee-Based Track will be considered for an award in both tracks, but if selected, will receive only one award.

Applicants must-

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track

Note: The Employee-Based Track will have two components as follows.

1) Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees, and dependent children of employees pursuing a traditional postsecondary education

Applicants must-

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be an employee* of Burger King Corporation or a participating BURGER KING® franchisee (Franchisees) OR
  • Be a spouse (unless legally separated) or domestic partner** of an employee* of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees OR
  • Be a dependent child*** of an employee* of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees (Designated Employer) AND
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico) or have attained a GED, graduating from grade 12 (Canada), graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada or current college undergraduates or graduate level students in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll**** for the 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

* Employees must be active on Designated Employer's payroll for at least 6 months as of the application deadline date and employed at the time awards are first announced.

** Domestic partner is defined as (i) Employee's sole Domestic Partner and intend to remain so indefinitely; (ii) Employee and Domestic Partner reside together in the same principal residence and intend to reside together indefinitely; (iii) Employee and Domestic Partner are both at least eighteen (18) years old and mentally competent to consent to a contract; (iv) Employee and Domestic Partner are not related by blood in a close enough manner that would bar marriage under applicable law in effect where they reside; and (v) Employee and Domestic Partner are not legally married to anyone else and are not involved in any other Domestic Partnership.

*** Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the employee's household or primarily supported by the employee.

**** Employees and their spouse/domestic partner may be enrolled part-time or full-time. Children of employees must be enrolled full-time, without interruption, for the entire academic year.

2) Employees and spouses or domestic partners of employees pursuing an enrichment program (Enrichment programs include, but are not limited to, language, computer and accounting courses.)

Applicants must-

  • Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be an employee* of Burger King Corporation or a participating BURGER KING® franchisee (Franchisees) OR
  • Be a spouse (unless legally separated) or domestic partner** of an employee* of Burger King Corporation or Franchisee (Designated Employer) AND
  • Plan to enroll less than part-time or on an intermittent basis in GED, enrichment, certification or other course that enhances learning (Note: Program or course must be taken at an accredited institution in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.)

* Employees must be active on Designated Employer's payroll for at least 6 months as of the application deadline date and employed at the time awards are first announced.

** Domestic partner is defined as (i) Employee's sole Domestic Partner and intend to remain so indefinitely; (ii) Employee and Domestic Partner reside together in the same principal residence and intend to reside together indefinitely; (iii) Employee and Domestic Partner are both at least eighteen (18) years old and mentally competent to consent to a contract; (iv) Employee and Domestic Partner are not related by blood in a close enough manner that would bar marriage under applicable law in effect where they reside; and (v) Employee and Domestic Partner are not legally married to anyone else and are not involved in any other Domestic Partnership.

James W. McLamore WHOPPER® Scholarship

Recipients will be chosen from the BURGER KING℠ Scholars pool including both BURGER KING® General Track and BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track applicants. Recipients must be:

  • Citizens of the United States or Canada
  • Students who who are seniors at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Students who are applying as a full time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States or Canada and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Students who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3
  • Students who have 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 activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and
  • Students who demonstrate substantial work experience and financial need

Officers, directors and spouses/domestic partners and children of officers and directors of the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation are ineligible to apply for a scholarship.

SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARDS

The only mode of application will be a web-based e-application. The first 50,000 submitted applications will be processed. All applicants will be required to complete the application in English, Spanish or French. Incomplete/non-submitted applications will not be processed.

Applicants will be separated into the following pools. Evaluation and selection of recipients for each pool of applicants is provided below.

  • BURGER KING® General Track: consideration will be given to each applicant's academic record (50%) and participation in school and community activities (50%)
  • BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track for children of employees, spouse/domestic partner of employees, and employees pursuing a traditional postsecondary education: consideration will be given to each applicant's academic record (50%) and participation in school and community activities (50%)
  • BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track for employees or spouse/domestic partner of employees pursuing an enrichment program: consideration will be given to each applicant's participation in school and community activities (50%), and the employee's length of service with Designated Employer (50%)
  • James W. McLamore WHOPPER® Scholarship: consideration will be given to each applicant's academic record (50%) and participation in school and community activities and work experience (50%). Financial need will be considered

The authorized distribution for new awards is determined annually based on the amount of funds raised. The award process will be conducted as follows:

Following the application submission deadline date, Scholarship America will review applications for eligibility. Scholarship America will make the following award selections:

  • Up to 3 James W. McLamore WHOPPER® scholarships of $50,000 granted to the most highly qualified students demonstrating leadership, substantial work experience and financial need
  • Up to 12 Regional awards of $5,000 granted to the two most qualified employees in each of six regions from the pool of eligible and complete applicants
  • One (1) Steven M. Lewis Foundation award of $5,000 granted to the most qualified U.S. Restaurants employee from the pool of eligible and submitted applicants aligned to U.S. Restaurants
  • Up to four (4) Bravokilo, Inc./Bravotampa, LLC awards of $5,000 granted to the most qualified Bravokilo, Inc./Bravotampa, LLC employees from the pool of eligible and submitted applicants aligned to Bravokilo, Inc. or Bravotampa, LLC
  • One (1) Ghai Management award of $5,000 granted to the most qualified Ghai Management employee from the pool of eligible and submitted applicants aligned to Ghai Management
  • One (1) Carrols LLC award of $5,000 granted to the most qualified Carrols LLC employee from the pool of eligible and submitted applicants aligned to Carrols LLC
  • Additional award designations as determined by Burger King Corporation, participating franchisees of the BURGER KING® system or BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation