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Whataburger Launches Feeding Student Success Scholarship Program

December 1, 2021 — Whataburger has served big, fresh hamburgers for more than 70 years, and we’ve served the communities where we do business for just as long.

As part of that community support, Whataburger announces the launch of the Whataburger Feeding Student Success Scholarship program, its $500,000 commitment to help students planning to attend a college, university and not-for-profit vocational school achieve their dreams.

To further support that commitment, Dr Pepper has contributed an additional $100,000 to the Whataburger Feeding Student Success Scholarship program. A total of $600,000 in scholarship funding is available.

The scholarship will be awarded to 120 students across Whataburger’s footprint. Recipients will receive a non-renewable $5,000 scholarship to be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and housing for the 2022-2023 academic school year.

It’s part of Whataburger Feeding Student Success, the company’s signature community program at the intersection of food insecurity and education.

The first year’s scholarships will be awarded to Black and other racial minority students as part of a $1M commitment Whataburger made in June 2020. With the scholarship funding, Whataburger has exceeded that commitment.

Students can apply between Dec. 1, 2021, and Feb. 28, 2022. For more on eligibility and application information, readers/viewers can visit our Whataburger Community Support page.


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.