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Whataburger Scholarship Program

Whataburger Feeding Student Success

Their life dreams are as varied as the choices on a Whataburger menu: a budding cinematographer, a future biomedical engineer, an accountant in training, a pediatrician to be, an upcoming environmental scientist. 

Their connection? The Whataburger Family Foundation is paving the path to their goals with more than $1 million in scholarships. In the 2020-2021 academic year, these scholarships are going to approximately 270 recipients. 

For Family Members in the class of 2020, who have been true front-line heroes, working through a pandemic even as their schooling went virtual, the good news couldn’t have been more welcome. 

“I was actually at work when I found out, and I quickly went to go tell my manager,” said Abcde Espinoza, a Team Member at Unit 112 in San Antonio. “I just feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.” 

Abcde, who plans to go to Texas Tech and pursue a pre-law degree, shares that sense of excitement with Whataburger Family Members from Florida to Arizona. 


Scroll through to read a few of their stories.



Whataburger Family Foundation scholarships are just one way Whataburger cares for its Family Members. In addition to these annual awards, Whataburger is committed to training and developing the next generation of leaders for the hospitality industry by ensuring all Family Members have the chance to grow and build their careers within the company. Learn more here!