The Burger King McLamore Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Burger King Corporation, announced the three local Tooele recipients of the 2016 Burger King Scholars program. Recipients received a $1,000 award sponsored by HB Boys, L.C., a local Burger King franchisee. The recipients include: Margaret Beazer, Stansbury High School; Summer Van Moorlehem, Stansbury High School and Ashely Mullen, an HB Boys, L.C. employee.
“We are so proud to have students like these from the Tooele community that strive for their future and their education, ultimately making our community a better place,” said Gary Moore of HB Boys, L.C., a Burger King franchisee. “They have achieved so much so far, and we know they’ll achieve much more thanks to this scholarship—Between their achievements in academics, work experience and community service, we are happy to have them join the Burger King Scholars family.”
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. Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has awarded more than 26,800 scholarships to high school seniors, Burger King employees, their spouses/domestic partners and children across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, resulting in $28.3 million in grants to students in local communities.
“We are committed to supporting hardworking, dedicated students in our communities through the Burger King Scholars program,” said Amanda Israel, executive director, Burger King McLamore Foundation. “Each year, we are increasingly impressed by the number and caliber of applications, and it motivates us to work harder to grant more scholarships than the year before. We are very passionate about education and proud to know that through this program we are creating opportunities for thousands of students to build brighter futures.”
Scholarship awards help students offset the cost of attending college or a post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, extracurricular activities, community service and/or work experience. For more information on the program, including instructions for 2017 scholarship applications, please visit www.bkmclamorefoundation.org.