Burger King℠ Foundation Celebrates Nearly $55 Million in Total Scholarships Awarded Since Its Inception as Applications Open for 2024-25 Academic Year
The Burger King Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, that strives to empower individuals and make education and literacy more accessible. This fall, the Foundation hit a major milestone as back to school season gets underway, awarding nearly $55 million in scholarship awards since its inception in 2000, empowering more than 45,000 students – both Burger King Team Members and graduating high schoolers – across North America. These scholarships allow recipients to pursue and help offset the cost of higher education, enabling access for them to reach their full potential.
The Burger King Foundation’s scholarship application window will open this year on Monday, Oct. 16, and close Friday, Dec. 15. Similar to previous years, scholarships will range from $1,000 to $60,000 USD and will be awarded in the spring of 2024. The Burger King Foundation will be awarding the following:
- Three (3) WHOPPER® scholarships of $60,000 USD granted to the top overall Burger King Team Member applicants
- Six (6) King Awards at $10,000 USD granted to the top Burger King Team Members (one award per region)
- Twelve (12) Regional Awards of $5,000 USD (2 awards per region) granted to the most qualified Burger King Team Members in each of the six regions
- The Burger King Foundation also awards scholarships in the amount of $1,000 USD to high school seniors and Burger King Team Members from all 50 states
“Many deserving students in North America struggle with paying for higher education, especially as costs are on the rise. Our Burger King Scholars program honors those hard-working individuals and helps provide them the resources to pursue and achieve greatness,” said Katie Repici, Executive Director, Burger King Foundation. “For more than two decades, we’ve been supporting students in the many communities where Burger King restaurants operate, and I’m thrilled we’ll be able to continue on this mission in 2024 and beyond, allowing students to explore their full potential.”
Interested applicants can visit https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/ to learn more. A complete list of Award Guidelines – including eligibility requirements and details on how to apply – can be found at https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org/information.php. Recipients are selected through an application process that takes into consideration their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities, and community service. All applicants must be residents of the U.S., Canada, Guam, or Puerto Rico and scholarships can be applied to the 2024-2025 school year. All applicants must be residents of the U.S., Canada, Guam, or Puerto Rico and scholarships can be applied to the 2024-2025 school year.
To learn more about the impact the Burger King Foundation is making across education and literacy in communities across North America and beyond, visit www.burgerkingfoundation.org.
ABOUT BURGER KING FOUNDATION
Established in 2000, the Burger King Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that aims to empower individuals and make education and literacy more accessible through its dedicated annual scholarship awards program and global efforts. Having awarded nearly $55 million in scholarship awards that have empowered more than 45,000 students in North America – both employees and graduating high schoolers – the program continues to help offset the cost of higher education and reach their full potential. The Foundation’s efforts also extend globally, impacting more than 180,000 children through partnerships that provide improved access to libraries, schools and literacy programs. In addition, as part of the Foundation, the Burger King Emergency Fund has granted over $3 million to over 2,000 employees across the world experiencing extreme hardship due to COVID-19, natural disasters, medical emergencies, and more. To learn more about the Burger King Foundation’s work and how it is transforming lives, please visit burgerkingfoundation.org.