Tuscaloosa Hillcrest High Alumna Receives Burger King Scholarship
A Hillcrest High School graduate has been selected as the recipient of a Burger King Foundation Scholarship, which awarded $1,000 each to 213 students across 13 states.
In a release Tuesday, GPS Hospitality said the scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors based on their grade point average and the impact the applicants have on their schools and communities through volunteerism and work experience.
Bailey Fincher said in the release she plans to become an anesthesiologist in honor of a friend who passed away due to complications with anesthesia during heart surgery. Fincher said she will use the scholarship to pay for tuition and book while pursuing a pre-med degree.
"I want to make a difference in people’s lives and this scholarship will help me along this journey,” Fincher said.
Bobby Garner, GPS Hospitality director of operations for the Gulf Coast East region, said supporting the Burger King Foundation is their way of advancing the education of students.
“The students we’re supporting represent some of the best and brightest in Alabama and across the nation who are working towards creating a brighter future for everyone,” Garner said.
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