Burger King Scholars

December 15, 2024
Awards Available: 27

Scholarship Description

The Burger King Scholars Program is a beacon of educational support, providing financial assistance to a diverse range of students. This comprehensive program offers opportunities for both high school seniors and employees, emphasizing accessibility and inclusivity.

Scholarship Details

Burger King General High School Senior Track:

Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below. Applicants must-

  • Be living in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, or Canada
  • Be graduating high school seniors or equivalent
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Plan to enroll full-time for the entire academic year

Burger King Employee-Based Track:

Two components:

  • Employees, spouses, or domestic partners pursuing traditional education:
    • Requirements include being an employee or related to one
    • Be graduating high school seniors, current undergraduates, or graduate-level students
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
    • Plan to enroll for the coming academic year
  • Employees and spouses or domestic partners pursuing enrichment programs:
    • Similar eligibility criteria as above
    • Plan to enroll in an enrichment program during the coming academic year

James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship Criteria:

  • Citizenship: U.S. or Canada
  • High school seniors applying as full-time freshmen
  • Cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.5
  • Active leadership role in community service, athletics, or similar activities
  • Demonstrated work experience and financial need


Applicable to All Tracks:

  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen
  • Attending college in the year following the award
  • Selection pools based on academic record, community activities, work experience, and financial need

Application Process

  1. Click on the "Create an Account" link to register for a student account.
  2. Complete Your Profile:
    • Provide necessary information in the student profile section.
  3. Gather Information:
    • List of work experiences and involvement in activities
    • Current (official or unofficial) transcript of grades
    • Employee information if applicable
  4. Submit Your Application:
    • Ensure all required fields are completed in the specified format.
    • Review and print a hard copy for your records.

Application Deadline:

Submit your complete application electronically on or before December 15th, or when 50,000 applications are received.

Notification of Applicants:

All applicants notified via email in May following the December deadline.

Recipient Responsibilities:

  • Submit a completed Scholarship Acceptance Form by the deadline
  • Notify the college or university about the award
  • Inform Scholarship America of any relevant changes
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