MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation (BKMF), the philanthropic arm of the BURGER KING® brand, today announced they awarded $3,700,000 in scholarships through the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program to 3,400 deserving high school seniors and BURGER KING® brand employees across North America.
“This is our way of empowering students, our future leaders, and feeding their potential to create a brighter future for all,” said Jim Myers, BKMF President and BURGER KING® Brand Head of Franchising and Business Development, North America. “These students are bold and empowered to take their future in their own hands, and we’re proud to be a part of that.”
In total, with support of local BURGER KING® owners across the U.S., the BURGER KING MCLAMORE℠ Foundation has awarded more than $35 million in scholarships over the last decade to more than 33,000 students. Scholars are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), community service and leadership experience.
“We believe that without education, you limit your potential to be your way. The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program is our way of helping advance education and alleviating the burden of student debt,” said Amanda Israel, BKMF executive director. “These students represent top talent across the nation who are working towards creating a brighter future for everyone.”
The BURGER KING℠ Scholars program is the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation’s flagship program, established to honor the legacy of the BURGER KING® brand’s co-founder James W. McLamore, whose commitment to philanthropy and education made him a pillar of community service throughout his lifetime. The BURGER KING® brand is owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc., (TSX, NYSE: QSR) one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies.
For more information on the program, including the 2019 scholarship application details, visit www.bkmclamore.org.
About the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ FOUNDATION
The BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) public nonprofit that believes without education you limit your potential to be your own way. Inspired by BURGER KING® Restaurants co-founder, Jim McLamore, its mission is to create brighter futures by empowering individuals and feeding potential through education and emergency relief. As a global Foundation, the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation partners with select nonprofits focusing on scholarships, literacy, and creating sustainable learning environments. To learn more, visit bkmclamore.org.
ABOUT BURGER KING®
Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THEWHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates more than 16,000 locations in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 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 the BURGER KING® brand, please visit the BURGER KING® brand website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.