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Fast food company awards Greenfield student $5,000 in scholarship

DALY CITY, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 15: A sign is posted in front of a Burger King restaurant on February 15, 2022 in Daly City, California. Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King, reported strong fourth quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations with revenue of $1.55 billion. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Fast food may get a bad reputation but it’s helping students pay for their college.

The Burger King Foundation awarded Sharray Jones, of Greenfield, a $5,000 Midwest Region Award at a surprise event on Thursday. Jones received this scholarship at the Burger King in Greenfield, where she is an employee.

The Burger King Foundation Scholarship program awards deserving high school students and BK employees throughout the U.S. and Canada. Students are selected based on the G.P.A, community service, financial needs, and leadership/work experience.