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Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors based on their grade point average and the impact the applicants have on their schools and communities through volunteerism and work experience.

GPS Hospitality awards $213,000 in Burger King Foundation scholarships

Franchisee presents 213 students in 13 states with academic scholarships

GPS Hospitality, a rapidly growing franchisee with over 400 BURGER KING restaurants, is pleased to announce it will award the Burger King Foundation scholarships to 213 students in 13 states this graduation season. Since 2013, GPS Hospitality has supported 1,601 scholars in totaling nearly 1.6 million in giving.

Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors based on their grade point average and the impact the applicants have on their schools and communities through volunteerism and work experience. BURGER KING employees and their family members pursuing a traditional post-secondary education or enrichment programs are also eligible to apply. This year’s 213 winners include 30 employees and 183 seniors in GPS Hospitality’s local communities. The Burger King Foundation scholarships are a community effort as they are funded completely through guest donations at local restaurants. in 2000, the Burger King Scholars program has awarded nearly $55 million in scholarships.

“We are passionate about making a positive, local impact,” said Michael Lippert, President of GPS Hospitality. “I am proud of our team members who drive in-store donations that support the Burger King Foundation Scholarship program. Not only is it rewarding to be able support students and employees in continuing their education but also to see the impact our team members and guests are making together in cities across the country.”

The Burger King Foundation Scholarship program is the Burger King 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. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), community service, financial need, and leadership/work experience.  

For more information on the program, including the 2023 scholarship application details, visit

About GPS Hospitality

Founded in 2012, GPS Hospitality is a BURGER KING®, Pizza Hut®, and Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen franchisee, operating more than 475 restaurants in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia. GPS Hospitality seeks to become our guests’ favorite QSR destination by implementing our brand values of being Goal Focused, People Oriented and Service Obsessed. For more information, please visit or follow us on LinkedInFacebookInstagram and Twitter.

About the Burger King℠ Foundation

The Burger King℠ Foundation is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) public nonprofit that believes without education you limit your potential to be your own way. Inspired by BURGER KING® Restaurant’s co-founder, Jim McLamore, its mission is to create brighter futures by empowering individuals and feeding potential through education and emergency relief. As a global Foundation, the Burger King℠ Foundation partners with select nonprofits focusing on scholarships, literacy, and creating sustainable learning environments. To learn more, visit


Founded in 1954, the Burger King brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original Home of The Whopper®, the Burger King system operates more than 18,200 locations in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 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. To learn more about the Burger King brand, please visit the Burger King brand website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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