MISHAWAKA — Together with the Burger King McLamore Foundation, Quality Dining, Inc., is announcing they awarded $215,000 in 2019 academic scholarships program to nearly 200 deserving high school seniors as well as college students who are also Burger King employees.
Miriam Hagg, Warsaw Community High School, received a $1,000 scholarship.
“We view scholarships as our way of investing in the future of our community and helping students reach their full potential,” said John Firth, president of Quality Dining, Inc. – a local Burger King franchisee who supports the Burger King Scholars program each year. “This is about dedication in the classroom and in their community.”
In total, Quality Dining has awarded nearly $3.1 million in scholarships over the past decade to thousands of deserving students. Scholars are selected by a third party based on their grade point average, community service and leadership experience.
Quality Dining raises the scholarship money through two fundraisers at its Burger King restaurants each year by selling Burger King coupons in exchange for donations from guests. For more information on the program, including the 2020 scholarship application details, visit www.bkmclamorefoundation.org.