The Burger King McLamore Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Burger King brand, announced they awarded $4 million in scholarships through the Burger King Scholars program to nearly 3,000 deserving high school seniors.
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“We see scholarships as our way of investing in the future of our community and helping students reach their full potential.” said Gary Moore, VP of Operations, HB Boys LC, a local Burger King owner, who supports the Burger King Scholars program each year.
This year’s local scholarship recipients are Jesse Perez, Burger King employee; Radhika Bhakta, Elko High School; Alexis Elquist, Elko High School; Cooper Jones, Elko High School; and Zane Rodriguez, Wells High School.
In total, with support of local Burger King owners across the U.S., the Burger King McLamore Foundation has awarded nearly $39 million in scholarships over the last decade to more than 36,000 students. Scholars are selected based on their grade point average, community service and leadership experience.