The Burger King McLamore Foundation (BKMF), the philanthropic arm of the The Burger King brand, announced they awarded $3,700,000 in scholarships through the Burger King Scholars program to 3,400 deserving high school seniors and Burger King brand employees across North America.
“This is our way of empowering students, our future leaders, and feeding their potential to create a brighter future for all,” says Jim Myers, BKMF president and Burger King Brand Head of Franchising and Business Development, North America. “These students are bold and empowered to take their future in their own hands, and we’re proud to be a part of that.”
In total, with support of local Burger King owners across the U.S., the Burger King McLamore Foundation has awarded more than $35 million in scholarships over the last decade to more than 33,000 students. Scholars are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), community service and leadership experience.
“We believe that without education, you limit your potential to be your way. The Burger King Scholars program is our way of helping advance education and alleviating the burden of student debt,” said Amanda Israel, BKMF executive director. “These students represent top talent across the nation who are working towards creating a brighter future for everyone.”
The Burger King Scholars program is the Burger King McLamore Foundation’s flagship program, established to honor the legacy of the Burger King brand’s co-founder James W. McLamore, whose commitment to philanthropy and education made him a pillar of community service throughout his lifetime.