Burger King McLamore Foundation

FAQs

Who is eligible to apply?
All high school seniors and all BURGER KING® restaurant, corporate and field employees, their spouses and children in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and apply now.

How will I know that my application has been received?
An email acknowledging receipt of the application is sent within 24 hours. The acknowledgement is sent to the email address provided when registering. If an acknowledgement is not received within 24 hours, please contact Scholarship Management Services by email at burgerkingscholars@scholarshipamerica.org or call 507.931.8340.

What are the details of the award?

  • BURGER KING℠ Scholars grants are awarded each year.
  • The number of awards will be determined by the funds available and the number of applicants.
  • Most scholarships are non-renewable awards of up to $1,000. Awards cannot exceed educational costs.
  • The scholarships can be applied to tuition, fees or books required for course load at accredited, not-for-profit two or four-year colleges/universities in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico (Note: BURGER KING® employees may use awards to take enrichment courses at accredited institutions).
  • A student may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award provided the institution and his or her enrollment continue to fulfill eligibility criteria.

Can I apply every year for a scholarship?
Awards are not renewable; however, $1,000 Employee-Based Track (as defined in the eligibility criteria) recipients may reapply to the program each year during which they meet the eligibility criteria. These recipients are eligible to receive up to a maximum of four annual awards (up to $4,000).

Is there a deadline for submitting applications?
Yes, the application period for the upcoming scholarship program is from October 15 through December 15. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. Following December 15 each year, students will have access to their portal to view their submission, receive status updates and update their profile information, but no changes or additions may be made to the application. Transcripts, if required and not uploaded prior to submission, must be mailed to Scholarship Management Services by December 15.

Is a home-school student eligible to apply for the scholarship program?
Yes, as long as the student meets the criteria of the program. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and apply now.

Will the scholarship be taxable?
Generally, the scholarship will not be taxable as long as it is used for qualifying expenses such as tuition, books and fees. However, a recipient should consult his/her tax advisor to determine whether or not it is taxable in his/her circumstance.

How and when will I receive notification?

  • All applicants will be notified via email in May of the following year.
  • Recipients will also receive formal notification via U.S. mail.
  • Past experience indicates that emails are sometimes not received or successfully delivered. Be sure to keep your email address current in your student profile and to check your spam folder during the notification period.

How and when are the funds issued?

  • Funds will be issued via check and mailed to the recipient’s mailing address on file with Scholarship Management Services in August of the awarding year.
  • The check will be made payable to the institution only.
  • Employees of the BURGER KING® system pursuing an enrichment program will be able to select whether they would like to receive their award check in August or November of the awarding year, or January of the following year.
  • It is the recipient’s responsibility to notify Scholarship Management Services should the check not arrive within 30 days of the issue date.

Program Calendar of Events:
The application period for the 2019-20 school year begins on October 15, 2018 and ends on December 15, 2018. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and apply now.

2018
October 15 – Application period begins
December 15 – Application period ends

2019
April/May – E-notifications are sent to recipients and non-recipients 

August – Award checks are sent to recipients (including any employees pursuing an enrichment program who designate August 2019 as preferred check date). Checks are made payable to the accredited institution for the student only.

November – Award checks are sent to employee recipients pursuing an enrichment program who designate November 2019 as preferred check date. Checks are made payable to the accredited institution for the student only.

2020
February – Award checks are sent to employee recipients pursuing an enrichment program who designate February 2020 as preferred check date. Checks are made payable to the accredited institution for the student only.

For additional information regarding the scholarship program, call 507.931.1682 or email burgerkingscholars@scholarshipamerica.org.