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BKE Scholarship Foundation Program
Application status: Closed

WaBa Grill Franchise Corp. has established a scholarship program to assist employees and children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational-technical school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the BKE Scholarship Foundation Program must:

  • Be a full-time or part-time WaBa Grill Team Member who have a minimum of 1 year of employment working for a WaBa Grill Restaurant or dependent children, age 24 and under, of a Waba Grill Team Member who have a minimum of 1 year of employment working for a WaBa Grill Restaurant as of the application deadline date
    Note: A Team Member is defined as an employee of WaBa Grill Corporate, WaBa Grill Corporate restaurant or a Team Member working for a WaBa Grill Franchisee.
  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates, current undergraduate students or graduate level students
  • Plan to enroll in full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school, or graduate school in the United States (U.S.) the entire upcoming academic year


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to 15 awards will be granted.

Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.


All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of WaBa Grill Franchise Corp. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of WaBa Grill Franchise Corp. play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

WaBa Grill Franchise Corp. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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