BURGER KING® Scholars Program Offers Scholarship Opportunities for Students in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation, the charitable arm of the BURGER KING® brand, announced the launch of its annual Fall Fundraiser in support of the BURGER KING® Scholars Program. Beginning Oct. 1st, guests who donate $1 at participating BK® restaurants in the U.S. will receive an education-themed booklet containing three soft serve cone coupons and three value size Coca-Cola® soft drink or ICEE® frozen drink coupons. The Fall Fundraiser, running through Oct. 31st, is the largest in-restaurant promotion hosted by the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation. The coupons may be redeemed at participating restaurants through December 31, 2012. All proceeds benefit the BURGER KING® Scholars Program.
“Building brighter futures through the BURGER KING® Scholars program is a top priority for us,” said Andrea Tejada, executive director, BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation. “Through the Fall Fundraiser, we all have the opportunity to help support higher education for deserving students in the communities where we work and live.”
The BURGER KING® system has long-supported education in the communities it serves. Thanks to the collective efforts of its partners and supporters, the BURGER KING® Scholars Program has granted more than $17.6 million in scholarships to students in communities across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since its inception in the year 2000. This year’s Fall Fundraiser promotion sponsor is The Coca-Cola Company.
In addition to $1,000 awards, this year’s program includes ten $10,000 employee-designated scholarships, and three $50,000 James W. McLamore WHOPPER® Scholarship awards. Students may use scholarship funds for two- or four-year college degrees, as well as for accredited technical and vocational programs. A bilingual application web portal provides students the opportunity to complete the application in either English or Spanish.
Current high school seniors and BURGER KING® employees and their children and spouses in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico may obtain more information on the BURGER KING® Scholars Program by visiting the Foundation’s website at www.bkmclamorefoundation.org. Online applications will be accepted from November 15, 2012 through January 10, 2013. The 2013 scholarship recipients will be announced in May 2013.
ABOUT THE BURGER KING® SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The BURGER KING® Scholars program is the cornerstone of the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation - a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit public charity, endeavoring to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live, in collaboration with the extended BURGER KING® family. Created in memory of BURGER KING® co-founder James W. McLamore, the BURGER KING® Scholars program provides scholarships to high school students and BURGER KING® employees and their children and spouses that can be used to fund post-secondary education. The scholarships are made possible every year through the generous support of BURGER KING® restaurant guests, Burger King Corporation, vendor partnerships, the McLamore Family Foundation and, most importantly, through the fundraising efforts of BURGER KING® franchisees and the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation. To learn more about the BURGER KING™ Scholars program and the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation, visit www.bkmclamorefoundation.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT BURGER KING WORLDWIDE
Founded in 1954, BURGER KING® (NYSE: BKW) is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates in over 12,600 locations serving over 11 million guests daily in 86 countries and territories worldwide. Approximately 94 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King Worldwide, please visit the company's website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Bryson Thornton, 305-378-7833
Source: BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation