Through generous donations, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program awards thousands of scholarships every year. Since 2000, we’ve awarded more than $31.8 million to students across North America—more than 1,000 of them in South Florida. Here are a few great stories from our local BURGER KING℠ Scholars who are able to advance their education thanks to the many donations from people like you who chose to donate to the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering, 2018
Involved in numerous clubs and extracurricular activities – including Math Club, National Honor Society and Student Government – Alaisha is also committed to a youth program at her worship center. There, she works with youth to promote academic, spiritual, social and emotional wellness. She’s also involved in Community Theater, performing, tutoring and mentoring young kids in mathematics and theater.
“I have no idea what career I will pursue. I do know that I want to study the subject that baffles, amazes, frustrates, and encourages me to keep moving forward to find answers (even to questions that may not have been asked yet)… Education is essential in understanding such problems but it comes at a price. This scholarship is a wonderful support and will help to ensure that limited finances do not deter me from my goals and future.”
Boca Raton, FL
“I have always been heavily involved in my school’s sports and clubs. From being named captain of the Varsity Cross Country Team as a sophomore, to starting our school’s first Ultimate Frisbee Club, I have been able to exercise my passion for sports. As a freshman in my school’s Key Club, I initially signed up at two local day-care centers for underprivileged children to fulfill my community service hour requirement, yet I took such a liking to these trips that for the next four years of high school I signed up again and again to return to these daycare centers to bring toys to the children during the holidays and bring a smile to their faces…
“I am thrilled to have been rewarded with the privilege of attending Dartmouth College in the fall, and thanks to this scholarship it is all the more affordable. I sincerely appreciate what the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation is doing to promote secondary education and making attending college possible for students like myself.”
Coral Springs, FL
Political Science, 2018
“In middle school, I was Class President from 6th-8th grade. In 10th grade, I was National Junior Honor Society President. In 11th grade, I was Environmental Club Treasurer, National Honor Society Officer in Training, and Student Government Secretary. Now, in 12th grade, I am Vice President of National Honor Society, Student Government, and Environmental Club. I was also Varsity Swim Team Captain and School Duel Team Manager.
“I am extremely grateful to be a recipient of the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program award. I will be majoring in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in History. I want to represent my state and country by becoming a Congresswoman and later, a member of The Cabinet.”