Scholarships & Success: Class of 2021 BK

The Burger King Foundation awarded a record-breaking $4.5 million to more than 4,000 students earlier this year, bringing education to the lives of college-bound high school seniors, Burger King employees, and their families.

The Burger King Foundation awarded a record-breaking $4.5 million to more than 4,000 students earlier this year, bringing education to the lives of college-bound high school seniors, Burger King employees, and their families.

Scholarships & Success: Class of 2021 BK

Scholarships & Success: Class of 2021 BK

The Burger King Foundation awarded a record-breaking $4.5 million to more than 4,000 students earlier this year, bringing education to the lives of college-bound high school seniors, Burger King employees, and their families.

Scholarships & Success: Class of 2021 Burger King Scholars Awarded

The Burger King Foundation awarded a record-breaking $4.5 million to more than 4,000 students earlier this year, bringing education to the lives of college-bound high school seniors, Burger King employees, and their families.

This brings the Foundation’s total impact since 2000 to $50 million in scholarships awarded to students across North America since 2000. This marks a huge milestone for the Foundation achieving this strategic target and continued growth despite all the difficulties faced in 2020.

But the Foundation couldn’t do it alone. So much of this gratitude goes to our franchisees for their continued support over the past year, as well as the McLamore Family, who fund the Foundation’s three largest scholarships, the $50,000 James W. McLamore WHOPPER® Scholarship awards. Below are a few highlights of how the Foundation’s scholarships are helping empower students in our communities and our team members. 

SCHOLARS SPOTLIGHT

Angelica Mroczek
Staten Island, NY
Brown University—Biology/Pre-Med and Public Health

As a $50,000 WHOPPER® award recipient, Angelica was one of the top three applicants out of over 35,000 students across North America. She is a remarkable young woman who in only a few short years has already accomplished so much. She has completed a research internship at Cornell focused on gene therapy and blindness, worked to make her community more accessible for visually impaired children, and is the valedictorian of her class. We are so excited for Angelica and are looking forward to seeing all the amazing things she’s going to accomplish at Brown University in the Fall!


When I got my acceptance to Brown University, my family was so excited, but quickly realized the financial aid wasn’t enough to allow me to go. Brown is my dream school and without this scholarship I wouldn’t be able to attend. Thank you to the McLamore Family and the Burger King Foundation for this award! You are changing my life and making my dreams come true!


Markus Melvin
Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern University – Class of 2021

Markus Melvin has been an employee of Hugh and Mary Bigham over the past six and a half years. He began working in high school at Magnolia Mall and continued to work through college coming back for summers and holidays. He has been a recipient of Burger King Foundation scholarships and the Hugh and Mary Bigham award and has made the most these awards and his football scholarship. He completed his studies this May and is attending graduate school in the Fall. Markus is an extraordinary young man and a great example of how impactful scholarships can be in the lives of our recipients.  


Isabella Nguyen
Arlington, TX
University of Pennsylvania—Biology

As another one of our WHOPPER® award recipient, Isabella is an amazingly impressive student. She dreams big and wants to inspire change as a young woman and person of color. She embodies the spirit of this award and is passionate about service and giving back. She even has her own nonprofit, fullstop., created to address the needs of women in underserved areas around her. We are so excited for her to begin her research study at the University of Pennsylvania as a Vagelos Scholar and look forward to seeing all the amazing things she will continue to do!

To me, this scholarship is more than just financial aid, but a sense of hope and accomplishing my dreams in the future. This scholarship will allow me to attend UPenn and has changed the course of my life. I’m looking forward to using my platform as a Burger King Scholar to improve my community and inspire future young leaders, like myself. We’re so grateful for this scholarship and the Foundation for this opportunity and investing in me and my future. 


The Foundation also thanks those franchisees and vendors who came up with innovative ways to lend their support to its scholarship and emergency relief programs over the past year to help the Foundation meet the unprecedented need faced throughout 2020.


For more information on the Foundation or if you have any questions on how to get involved, please email the Burger King Foundation Team at bkfoundation@rbi.com. 

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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.