BURGER KING Scholars Program - Scholarship America

Resources Our Blog

From thought leadership to incredible stories of student success, this is where you can get informed or get inspired about scholarships and the educational journey.

BURGER KING Scholars Program

Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education: those were the values that defined BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore. They helped realize his dream—and they are the core of the BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation.  

Administered by the Foundation, the BURGER KING Scholars program helps high school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and Canada continue their education. To date, the program has awarded more than $44 million in scholarships to more than 39,000 students—and, this year, scholarships up to $50,000 are available! 

High school seniors are invited to apply for the Burger King Scholars program if they live in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico or Guam; have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent; demonstrate community involvement through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations; and plan to enroll full-time in 2022-23 at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico or Guam. 

Apply