BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A private company announces over 10 students from the Baton Rouge area will be awarded scholarships from the Burger King Foundation.

GPS Hospitality is a privately owned growing franchisee for Burger King, Popeye’s, and Pizza Hut restaurants. They will be awarding scholarships to more than 200 students in 13 states.

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors according to their GPA and the impact they have on their community.

Burger King Scholars from Baton Rouge area include:

  • Victoria Barney, Baton Rouge Magnet High School
  • Gabriel Bostick, The Dunham School
  • Bryanna Brown, Walker High School
  • Andrew Coward, Central High School
  • Anna Dale, Central Private High School
  • Ronald Gibson, Liberty Magnet High School
  • Ja’korey Kinchen, McKinley Senior High School
  • Parker King, Dutchtown High School
  • Olivia Musso, Parkview Baptist School
  • Tianna Nowell, Denham Springs High School
  • Alyssa Patterson, Denham Springs High School
  • Mya Pierre, Broadmoor Senior High School
  • Voltaire Sanders, Zachary High School
  • Daniel Waguespack, Catholic High School
  • Nico Williams, East Ascension High School

“We are passionate about making a positive, local impact. 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,” said the president of GPS Hospitality Michael Lippert.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the great work the Burger King Foundation does. Supporting the Burger King Foundation Scholarship program is our way of helping advance education” said Troy Theriot, GPS Hospitality Director of Operations for the Gulf Coast Baton Rouge region.

For more information, including the 2023 scholarship application, visit the Burger King Foundation website.