Burger King Scholars

Through the Burger King Scholars program, we’ve awarded $50 million to over 40,000 deserving students across the North America. Our goal is to grant one scholarship for every BK® restaurant in North America—that’s more than $7 million each year!

Created in memory of Burger King Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars program has awarded $50 million in scholarships to over 40,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across North America since 2000. In 2021 alone, the Foundation awarded $4.5 million in scholarships to nearly 4,000 students.

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

The application period for the 2021-2022 cycle begins on Oct. 15, 2021 and closes Dec. 15, 2021.

Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

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Programs

Burger King Scholars

Each year, through the Foundation’s Burger King Scholars program, we award thousands of scholarships to eligible high school seniors and Burger King employees, their spouses and children. This year alone, we awarded $4.5 million in scholarship grants to almost 4,000 students in North America.

Literacy Programs

Since 2012 with Room to Read, we’ve impacted the lives of more than 100,000 children. How did we do this? By establishing over 200 libraries, schools and literacy programs, as well as publishing five children’s books for students in South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Community Learning Centers

In Latin America and the Caribbean, our focus is on bring literacy and skills training to students and families in disadvantaged areas. Our efforts are a step towards creating more literate communities in Latin America.