Congratulations to Paige Baumann, a student at Cave Spring High School who was one of 26 Virginia high school seniors to receive a $1,000 scholarship from The HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation. Check out the press release below for more information.
MIAMI, FL – September 10, 2009 – The HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation today announced it has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships to a total of 944 students nationwide as part of the ninth annual BURGER KING® Scholars Program. Among the winners are 27 from Virginia.
“It’s especially gratifying that the BURGER KING® Scholars Program can continue to offer financial support in this challenging economic environment and enable high-achieving, dedicated students to continue their education and pursuit of successful careers,” said HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation’s Executive Director Ivette Diaz.
Created in memory of BURGER KING® co-founder, James W. McLamore, the BURGER KING® Scholars Program has awarded a total of 12,720 scholarships representing more than $12.7 million since the program’s inception in 2000. Scholarship awards are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or a post-secondary vocational/technical school. Students throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada are eligible for the scholarships.
Twenty-six Virginia high school seniors were awarded $1,000 scholarships. These BURGER KING® Scholars are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, financial need, extracurricular activities and community service.
Additionally, one Virginia BURGER KING® student employee was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. These recipients are selected based on their academic achievements, financial need and community involvement. In addition, they must have worked for the company for at least one year.
Scholarship funds come directly from the HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation, company-owned and franchise BURGER KING® restaurants throughout the country that host a variety of fundraising activities in order to generate monies for scholarships each year. For more information on the program including instructions for obtaining scholarship applications for 2010, visit www.haveityourwayfoundation.org.
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The BURGER KING® system operates more than 11,700 restaurants in all 50 states and in 74 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. In 2008, Fortune magazine ranked Burger King Corp. among America’s 1,000 largest corporations and Ad Week named it one of the top three industry-changing advertisers within the last three decades. Through its BK Positive StepsSM corporate responsibility program, the BURGER KING® system is committed to being a socially responsible brand in key areas of its business – food, people, the environment and corporate governance. To learn more about Burger King Corp., please visit the company’s Web site at www.bk.com.