Burger King Scholarship Program for High School Seniors in USA, 2014

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Burger King Mclamore foundation offers scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 to high school seniors. Award amounts may not exceed the cost of the educational program. General Track scholarship awards are for undergraduate study only at accredited institutions. Employee-Based Track scholarship awards are for undergraduate study, graduate study and nontraditional courses at accredited institutions. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. The application deadline is January 10, 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the Universities of United States, Canada or Puerto Rico.
Course Level: General Track scholarship awards are for undergraduate study only at accredited institutions. Employee-Based Track scholarship awards are for undergraduate study, graduate study and nontraditional courses at accredited institutions.
Scholarship Provider: BURGER KING Mclamore foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: United States, Canada or Puerto Rico

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
BURGER KING® General Track - Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below.
Note: Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees and children of employees who meet eligibility requirements for the General and Employee-Based Track will be considered for an award in both tracks, but if selected, will receive only one award. Applicants must-
-Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
-Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
-Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2014-15 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track
Note: The Employee-Based Track will have two components as follows.
Employees, spouses or domestic partners of employees and children of employees pursuing a traditional postsecondary education. Applicants must:
-Be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
-Be an employee of Burger King Corporation or a participating BURGER KING® franchisee (Franchisees), be a spouse (unless legally separated) or domestic partner of an employee* of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees, or be a dependent child of an employee of Burger King Corporation or Franchisees (Designated Employer)
-Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico) or have attained a GED, graduating from grade 12 (Canada), graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada or current college undergraduates or graduate level students in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
-Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
-Plan to enroll for the 2014-15 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of United States, Canada or Puerto Rico can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: BURGER KING Mclamore foundationScholarship 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, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. Scholarships are funded directly by the BURGER KING McLAMORESM Foundation and are made possible thanks to our generous donors, including BK® employees, franchisees, vendors and guests. Our largest annual fundraiser is the Fall Fundraiser in-restaurant promotion. Every dollar raised through this campaign is used to fund scholarships. Each year we inch closer to our goal of granting one $1,000 scholarship for every BK® restaurant in North America.

Number of award(s): The number of awards will be determined by the funds available and the number of applicants.

Duration of award(s): General Track and Employee-Based Track awards are not renewable; however, $1,000 Employee-Based Track recipients may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements and receive up to a maximum of four awards. Awards to General Track recipients are one-time only; past recipients may not reapply. (Note: Recipients of a $1,000 Employee-Based Track award may potentially receive a James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ or Regional award; if and when they receive one of these awards, they are no longer eligible to reapply in subsequent years).

 What does it cover?
-Up to 3 James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ scholarships of $50,000 granted to the most highly qualified students demonstrating leadership, substantial work experience and financial need.
-Up to 10 Regional awards of $5,000 granted to the two most qualified employees in each of five regions from the pool of eligible and complete applicants.
-One (1) Steven M. Lewis Foundation award of $5,000 granted to the most qualified U.S. Restaurant employee from the pool of eligible and submitted applicants aligned to U.S. Restaurants.
-Additional awards of $5,000 granted to the most qualified employees across the U.S. from the pool of eligible submitted applicants (number of scholarships to be determined by amount of funds raised through the newly created Steve Wiborg and Bill Hufnagel scholarship funds).
-Additional award designations as determined by Burger King Corporation, participating franchisees of the BURGER KING® system or BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation.

Selection Criteria: Applicants will be separated into the following pools. Evaluation and selection of recipients for each pool of applicants is provided below.
-BURGER KING® General Track: consideration will be given to each applicant’s academic record (50%) and participation in school and community activities (50%).
-BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track for children of employees, spouse/domestic partner of employees, and employees pursuing a traditional post-secondary education: consideration will be given to each applicant’s academic record (50%) and participation in school and community activities (50%).
-BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track for employees or spouse/domestic partner of employees pursuing an enrichment program: consideration will be given to each applicant’s participation in school and community activities (50%), and the employee’s length of service with Designated Employer (50%)
-James W. McLamore WHOPPER™ Scholarship: consideration will be given to each applicant’s academic record (50%) and participation in school and community activities and work experience (50%). Financial need will be considered.

Notification: Applicants will be notified of their status in March 2014.

How to Apply: The only mode of application will be a web-based e-application. The first 50,000 submitted applications will be processed. All applicants will be required to complete the application in English, Spanish or French. Incomplete/non-submitted applications will not be processed.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is January 10, 2014.

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