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On a Mission to Feed Student Success: Whataburger Scholarship Application Now Open

The Whataburger Feeding Student Success Scholarship is now open to eligible students across the brand’s 14-state footprint for the 2023-2024 academic year.

This scholarship is open to all students, employees or non-employees and can be used by students for tuition, fees, books, supplies, housing and applied at any college, university or not-for-profit vocational school. 

Students can apply for the Whataburger Feeding Student Success Scholarship from Dec. 1, 2022, and Feb. 28, 2023.  

Details for the 2023-2024 academic year scholarships include: 

  • A total of $600,000 in scholarship funds are available to support historically underserved students achieving their dreams in college, university and not-for-profit vocational schools.  
  • Funds comprised of $500,000 from Whataburger and $100,000 of support from Dr Pepper. 
  • Awarded to 120 students across Whataburger’s footprint. 
  • Recipients will receive a non-renewable $5,000 scholarship that can be used for educational resources during the 2023-2024 academic school year.  

The scholarship fund is part of Whataburger Feeding Student Success, the company’s signature community program serving at the intersection of education and food insecurity.  

“While aiming for their educational dreams, no student should ever have to worry about nourishment or the resources to succeed,” said Whataburger Community Experience Manager, Allie Watters. “We know there can be challenges along the way. That’s why through Whataburger Feeding Student Success, we’re dedicated to helping students focus on their goals while giving them the best chance possible at a fulfilling future.” 

For more on eligibility and application information, please visit the scholarship application site


Whataburger is the hometown hamburger place that hasn’t compromised. We serve bold flavors and original recipes made to order, just like you like it, and pride ourselves on extraordinary hospitality and meaningful connections in our communities. That’s what’s led fans to Whataburger since Harmon Dobson served our first customer in 1950. Headquartered in San Antonio, we’ve stayed close to our roots while building sales of more than $3 billion annually across our 14-state footprint and over 900 locations. Even with our exceptional menu, we know that people make the difference at Whataburger. That’s why we’re a 2022 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence award winner. Want to become part of our orange spirit? Apply to become a Family Member (what we call our employees) at whataburger.com/careers. Just hungry for a great meal? Download our app on ios or android to order ahead. Shop Whataburger branded merchandise and selected sauces including our famous Fancy and Spicy Ketchup at WhataStore.com and find Whataburger original-recipe products in grocery stores. See our press kit for a list of locations, fun facts, milestones and other company information.