Lincoln News Now: Scholarship open to local high school seniors

Lincoln News Now: Scholarship open to local high school seniors October 22, 2019

Burger King franchisee Broadway Restaurant Group is inviting graduating Troy Buchanan high school seniors to apply to the local Burger King Scholars program. Every Broadway Restaurant Group Burger King location will award $1,000 in scholarship money to students from the nearby community. In total, Broadway Restaurant Group will award more than $50,000.

“We hope to see a bunch of area students and employees apply for this great scholarship opportunity,” said Michael Adams, Broadway Restaurant Group’s Vice President of Operations. “It is one of our core values to support each community surrounding our restaurants by hiring local residents, awarding scholarships through the Burger King Scholars program and participating in various community service events and initiatives.”

More information about the Burger King Scholars program and the application can be found at bk-scholars.com. Graduating high school seniors as well as Burger King employees and their family members who will attend an accredited two- or four-year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school are eligible to apply. Winners will be selected based on both academic record and community service experience. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15, 2019.

Between now and Nov. 30, guests are encouraged to donate to the Burger King Scholars program when they dine-in or drive-through order at any Burger King restaurant.

Burger King McLamore Foundation, which was established in October 2005, is the charitable arm of the Burger King system and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Burger King Scholars program was created in honor of Burger King Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore and has awarded more than $40 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 students since 2000. Integrity, high standards, entrepreneurial spirit, good citizenship and education were the values that defined Burger King brand co-founder James W. McLamore.

Based in Maryland Heights, Broadway Restaurant Group operates Burger King locations in St. Louis, across Missouri and in Southern Illinois. Over the next few months, the franchisee will open new Missouri locations in St. Roberts, Bellefontaine, Union, at Hanley and Natural Bridge and a second location in Jefferson City.

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