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JM | May 20, 2022

Burger King upsizes 2022 scholarships

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Application season is May 16 – June 24

The 2021 Burger King Rodwell Lake Scholarship awardee Raheem Buckley (left) receives his award from Lisa Lake, CEO, Lake Group of Companies, last year. (Photo: Contributed)

Burger King Jamaica has announced an expansion of its tertiary scholarship offerings for its 2022 scholarship programme, with the addition of scholarships and bursaries provided by their franchisor Burger King Foundation in the United States.

The much-anticipated annual scholarship season awards worthy Jamaican students access to millions of dollars in scholarships, bursaries and grants, moving from primary to secondary school and secondary school to university.

Inviting applications May 16 – June 24, 2022, Sabrena McDonald Radcliffe, head of sales and marketing and corporate communications, said: “We are really excited to again be offering scholarships to some of Jamaica’s brightest young minds. Burger King has remained committed to fuelling the future through our scholarship programmme since 2001 because we know what a fair chance at education can do in transforming lives.”

Sabrena McDonald Radcliffe, head of sales and marketing and corporate communications for Burger King.

McDonald Radcliffe noted that “hundreds of students have already received funding assistance under the scholarship programme run since 2001 by Restaurant Associates Ltd, franchisees of Burger King. We have disbursed in excess of J$54-m to date”.

The 2022 Burger King Scholarship Combo includes:

  • Five PEP Grade 6 awards valued at $50,000 per year for 5 years of high school, open to primary school Grade 6 students island wide, 10 Book Grants valued at $15,000, payable for one year and the “Valda Ormsby” Scholarship valued at $50,000 per year for 5 years at Clarendon College, which is open only to Kellits Primary school Grade 6 students.
  • Secondary School Awards include two Sports Scholarships (Male and Female) each valued at $50,000 to be awarded to two exceptional 5th form student athletes who have excelled in their sport and have achieved an average of at least 75%. These scholarships are payable for one year per awardee.
  • In the Tertiary School Awards category there is the Lois Sherwood Scholarship valued at $300,000 per year for 3 years of tertiary studies to be awarded to an exceptional 6th form student in need from St. Andrew High School for Girls. There is also the Rodwell Lake Scholarship valued at $300,000 per year for 3 years of tertiary studies for an exceptional 6th form student in need from St. George’s College.
  • Also available to tertiary institution students are 2 Burger King Open Tertiary Scholarships (Male and Female) valued at $300,000 per year for 3 years of tertiary studies. These are designated for two exceptional students in need from any parish, while the Lois Sherwood Arts Scholarship valued at $300,000 is earmarked for a final year student at Edna Manley College. This is open to any exceptional student in need from the Edna Manley College, starting their final year of studies in any faculty.
  • Two other scholarships which cater to tertiary level students are the Burger King Foundation Tertiary Scholarship valued at $300,000 per year for 3 years of tertiary studies and Burger King Foundation Tertiary Bursary valued at $150,000 for first year of tertiary studies. Both are open to any exceptional student in need from any parish.
  • Burger King is also catering especially to its staff, providing scholarships and bursaries for their children with the Burger King Foundation Employee Tertiary Scholarship valued at $300,000 per year for 3 years of tertiary studies and the Burger King Foundation Employee Tertiary Bursary valued at $150,000 for first year of tertiary studies.

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