Recipients will be chosen from both the BURGER KING® General High School Senior Track and BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track applicants based upon the following criteria. Recipients must be citizens of the United States or Canada who who are seniors at a high school or home school in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or Canada. Must be applying as a full time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States or Canada.
Burger King awards up to three (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 twelve (12) Regional awards of $5,000 (2 awards per region) granted to the most qualified employees in each of six (6) regions from the pool of submitted and eligible applicants. Up to six (6) King Awards at $10,000 granted to the top employees (1 award per region). There are a number of special-named awards for various franchisees which are determined annually based on funds raise.