• K-12 Students

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    K-12 (AZ & FL)

  • High School Students

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    High School Students

  • College Students

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    College Students

Step Up For Students (K-12)

Since 2002, Step Up For Students has offered scholarships for lower-income students in grades K-12. Step Up For Students which administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, empowers families to choose the education environment that best meets their children's learning needs. Families may choose between a scholarship to help pay for private school tuition and fees or a scholarship to assist with transportation costs to attend an out-of-district public school. Children who are in foster care or who are homeless are automatically eligible. For information on eligibility requirements and application deadlines, please visit stepupforstudents.org. *Applications must be submitted on the Step Up For Students website*.

Scholarship Awards: To be determined
Application Open: May 15, 2017
Application Deadline: Scholarships available until funding is exhausted
Start Application Process: APPLY NOW
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AAA Scholarship Foundation (K-12)

AAA Scholarship Foundation provides economic and other assistance to economically disadvantaged families to enable them to select the best schools for their children. All students who are residents of Arizona are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. For more information on eligibility requirements, visit www.aaascholarships.org. NOTE: Application process must be submitted on the AAA Scholarship Foundation website.

Scholarship Awards:
Application Open: May 16, 2017
Application Deadline: July 1, 2017*
Start Application Process: APPLY NOW
*Applications received after the closing date will be placed on a waiting list. ×

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (High School)

The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the oldest and largest national, non-profit, non-partisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. Applicant must be of Asian-Pacific Island heritage and living in the United States.

Scholarship Award: 2 high school scholarship for $3,000 (freshman - senior in high school)
Application Open: January 9, 2017
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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The James E. Clyburn Scholarship & Research Foundation

The James E. Clyburn Scholarship & Research Foundation has donated $440,000 to endowments at several South Carolina colleges and universities. To date, the Foundation has provided over 1,200 Clyburn scholars with more than $1.1 million in college scholarships. These cash awards have been matched by another $1.1 million from various colleges and universities.

Scholarship Award: 3 high school scholarships for $1,000 each (freshman - senior in high school)
Application Open: January 9, 2017
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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The James E. Clyburn Scholarship & Research Foundation

The James E. Clyburn Scholarship & Research Foundation has donated $440,000 to endowments at several South Carolina colleges and universities. To date, the Foundation has provided over 1,200 Clyburn scholars with more than $1.1 million in college scholarships. These cash awards have been matched by another $1.1 million from various colleges and universities.

Scholarship Award: 2 college scholarships for $1,000 each (freshman-senior in college)
Application Open: January 9, 2017
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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Denny's Memorial Scholarships (High School)

In partnership with the Magic Johnson Foundation, the Denny’s LA franchise restaurants will be offering scholarships in memory of Shami Sall, a loved and admired Sr. Director of Operations of Denny’s. Shami had a helpful spirit and always lived by the creed “giving a hand up instead of a hand out.” This program will award scholarships to two (2) deserving high school students (two [2] $5,000 scholarships) who live in the LA market (U.S. citizen or legal temporary resident) who have a life story that speaks to Shami’s mantra and personality. To apply for the scholarship, each student will be asked to submit a 300-word essay on his or her own life story. One of the requirements is to have two recommendation letters from a community leader, teacher or principal. Also required is a copy of the student’s GPA at the end of their junior year in high school. Because the student’s name and photograph will be used on the company’s website, the student will need to sign a release for that purpose.

Scholarship Awards: Two - $5,000
Application Open: April 17, 2017
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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Denny's Memorial Scholarships (College)

In partnership with the Magic Johnson Foundation, the Denny’s LA franchise restaurants will be offering scholarships in memory of Shami Sall, a loved and admired Sr. Director of Operations of Denny’s. Shami had a helpful spirit and always lived by the creed “giving a hand up instead of a hand out.” This program will award scholarships to two (2) deserving college students (two [2] $2,500 scholarships) who live in the LA market (U.S. citizen or legal temporary resident) who have a life story that speaks to Shami’s mantra and personality. To apply for the scholarship, each student will be asked to submit a 500-word essay on his or her own life story. One of the requirements is to have two recommendation letters from a community leader, teacher or principal. Also required is a copy of the student’s GPA at the end of their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior semester in college. Because the student’s name and photograph will be used on the company’s website, the student will need to sign a release for that purpose.

Scholarship Awards: Two - $2,500
Application Open: April 17, 2017
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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Magic Johnson Foundation (High School)

The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin “Magic” Johnson in 1991, works to develop programs and support community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin and who live in the United States. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual’s essay submission.

Scholarship Awards: 1 scholarship for $1000 (Current High School Juniors and Seniors)
Application Open: May 1, 2017
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the United States who are current high school juniors and seniors. Applications open May 1 - May 31 2017. Entry period begins at 8:00 am EDT on May 1, 2017 and continues to 12 midnight EDT on May 31, 2017. For scholarship guidelines visit us at dennyshungryforeducation.com. Sponsored by Denny's, Inc., Spartanburg, SC and Magic Johnson Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. This scholarship is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Prostart National Restaurant Association. © 2017 Denny's Inc. All rights reserved.

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Magic Johnson Foundation (College)

The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin “Magic” Johnson in 1991, works to develop programs and support community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin and who live in the United States. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual’s essay submission.

Scholarship Awards: 5 college scholarships for $1,000 each (freshman - senior in college)
Application Open: January 9, 2017
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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The Tom Joyner Foundation (College)

The Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF) provides programming initiatives and partnerships in support of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and their communities. TJF believes all students deserve the chance to attend college so they can succeed in life. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. Student must be a full-time enrolled student at an HBCU in or living in the United States. Application process must be submitted on the TJF website, and the guidelines will be on their site.

Scholarship Awards: To be determined
Application Open: To be determined
Application Deadline: To be determined
Start Application Process: To be determined
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Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (College)

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is the only national educational association representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. Thousands of young Hispanics have benefited from a variety of HACU scholarship opportunities and federal and corporate internships offered through the HACU National Internship Program. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. Students must be a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student attending a 2-year or 4-year HACU-member institution in the United States. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. NOTE: Application process must be submitted on the HACU website.

Scholarship Awards: 5 college scholarships for $1,000 each
Application Open: January 9, 2017
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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Urban League of the Upstate of South Carolina (High School)

The Urban League of the Upstate is a non-profit organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all citizens in housing, education, employment, and economic development, without regard to race or socioeconomic status. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin and live in Upstate SC. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of South Carolina. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual’s essay submission.

Scholarship Awards: 2 high school scholarships for $1,000 each (freshman - senior in high school)
Application Open: January 9, 2017
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
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HFE Mission

Recognize students by awarding deserving students with scholarships for their ideas to help Denny's efforts to fight childhood hunger.

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How to Apply

How to Apply
Scholarship Requirements:
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FAQ

What is the Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship Program?

Denny’s Hungry for Education (HFE) is a multicultural scholarship program targeting students from elementary through college and is designed to recognize and reward students for their ideas to fight against childhood hunger. Denny’s will partner with 8 leading non-profit minority advocacy organizations to launch the programs across the United States. The program will award more than $200,000 in scholarships to deserving elementary, high school and college students for their ideas to help Denny’s fight childhood hunger. Details of the award dates and guidelines vary with HFE partners.

What are the details of the award?

The Denny’s Hungry for Education will be available across the United States to students who are U.S. residents. By submitting an application, you agree that what you send will be deemed non-confidential and you grant Denny’s, Inc. (along with the non-profit minority organization administrator) the right to use, copy, modify, edit, publish, transmit, and display your submission via any media, and that Denny’s, Inc., will be free to use your name and other identifying information, unless you specifically request in writing that we not do so. Denny’s, Inc., will not be administering or selecting the scholarship winner. Each organization will be responsible for administering and selecting its scholarship winner. Denny’s, Inc., only provides scholarship dollars to the organizations for awarding to the scholarship winners. See more information under each HFE partner information.

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (High School)

The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the oldest and largest national, non-profit, non-partisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. Applicant must be of Asian-Pacific Island heritage and living in the United States.

Scholarship Award: 2 high school scholarship for $3,000 (freshman - senior in high school)
Application Open: January 9, 2017
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED
The James E. Clyburn Scholarship & Research Foundation

The James E. Clyburn Scholarship & Research Foundation has donated $440,000 to endowments at several South Carolina colleges and universities. To date, the Foundation has provided over 1,200 Clyburn scholars with more than $1.1 million in college scholarships. These cash awards have been matched by another $1.1 million from various colleges and universities.

Scholarship Awards: 2 college scholarships for $1,000 each (freshman-senior in college); 3 high school scholarships for $1,000 each (freshman - senior in high school)
Application Open: January 9, 2017
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

The Tom Joyner Foundation (College)

The Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF) provides programming initiatives and partnerships in support of historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and their communities. TJF believes all students deserve the chance to attend college so they can succeed in life. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. Student must be a full-time enrolled student at an HBCU in or living in the United States. NOTE: Application process must be submitted on the TJF web site and the guidelines will be on their site.

Scholarship Awards: To be determined
Application Open: To be determined
Application Deadline: To be determined
Start Application Process: To be determined

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) (College)

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is the only national educational association representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. Thousands of young Hispanics have benefited from a variety of HACU scholarship opportunities and federal and corporate internships offered through the HACU National Internship Program. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. Students must be a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student attending a 2-year or 4-year HACU-member institution in the United States. Students must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. NOTE: Application process must be submitted on the HACU web site.

Scholarship Awards: 5 college scholarships for $1,000 each
Application Open: January 9, 2017
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Magic Johnson Foundation (High School and College)

The Magic Johnson Foundation, founded by Earvin “Magic” Johnson in 1991, works to develop programs and support community-based organizations that address the educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin and who live in the United States. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual’s essay submission.

Scholarship Awards: 1 scholarship for $1000 (Current High School Juniors and Seniors)
Application Open: May 1, 2017
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the United States who are current high school juniors and seniors. Applications open May 1 - May 31 2017. Entry period begins at 8:00 am EDT on May 1, 2017 and continues to 12 midnight EDT on May 31, 2017. For scholarship guidelines visit us at dennyshungryforeducation.com. Sponsored by Denny's, Inc., Spartanburg, SC and Magic Johnson Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. This scholarship is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Prostart National Restaurant Association. © 2017 Denny's Inc. All rights reserved.


Denny's Memorial Scholarships

In partnership with the Magic Johnson Foundation, the Denny’s LA franchise restaurants will be offering scholarships in memory of Shami Sall, a loved and admired Sr. Director of Operations of Denny’s. Shami had a helpful spirit and always lived by the creed “giving a hand up instead of a hand out.” This program will award scholarships to four (4) deserving high school students and college students (two [2] $5,000 and two [2] $2,500 scholarships) who live in the LA market (U.S. citizen or legal temporary resident) who have a life story that speaks to Shami’s mantra and personality. To apply for the scholarship, each student will be asked to submit a 300-word essay (high school) or 500-word essay (college) on his or her own life story. One of the requirements is to have two recommendation letters from a community leader, teacher or principal. Also required is a copy of the student’s GPA at the end of their junior year in high school and end of their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior semester in college. Because the student’s name and photograph will be used on the company’s website, the student will need to sign a release for that purpose.

Scholarship Awards: Two - $5,000, Two - $2,500
Application Open: April 17, 2017
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Urban League of the Upstate of South Carolina (High School)

The Urban League of the Upstate is a non-profit organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all citizens in housing, education, employment, and economic development, without regard to race or socioeconomic status. All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin and live in Upstate SC. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of South Carolina. Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual’s essay submission.

Scholarship Awards: 2 high school scholarships for $1,000 each (freshman - senior in high school)
Application Open: January 9, 2017
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017
Start Application Process: APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Step Up For Students (K-12)

Since 2002, Step Up For Students has offered scholarships for lower-income students in grades K-12. Step Up For Students which administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, empowers families to choose the education environment that best meets their children's learning needs. Families may choose between a scholarship to help pay for private school tuition and fees or a scholarship to assist with transportation costs to attend an out-of-district public school. Children who are in foster care or who are homeless are automatically eligible. For information on eligibility requirements and application deadlines, please visit stepupforstudents.org. *Applications must be submitted on the Step Up For Students website*.

Scholarship Awards: To be determined
Application Open: May 15, 2017
Application Deadline: Scholarships available until funding is exhausted
Start Application Process: APPLY NOW

AAA Scholarship Foundation (K-12)

AAA Scholarship Foundation provides economic and other assistance to economically disadvantaged families to enable them to select the best schools for their children. All students who are residents of Arizona are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. For more information on eligibility requirements, visit www.aaascholarships.org. NOTE: Application process must be submitted on the AAA Scholarship Foundation web site.

Scholarship Awards:
Application Open: May 16, 2017
Application Deadline: July 1, 2017*
Start Application Process: APPLY NOW
*Applications received after the closing date will be placed on a waiting list.

Why did Denny's, Inc. create the Hungry for Education Scholarships?

We created the Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarships to recognize and reward students for their ideas to fight against childhood hunger. As part of that effort, the Hungry for Education Scholarship Program’s key focus is raising awareness and developing creative ways to address hunger while also rewarding students for their desire to make a change. Upon review of the winning applicants’ essays, Denny’s will select ideas from the winners to put into actionable plans in the local communities.

Who is eligible to apply?

Basic scholarship eligibility requirements: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident and be enrolled in an accredited U.S. educational institution. High school and college students must meet GPA level and other requirements set by each organization. Students may apply for one scholarship per program year. If an applicant is under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Assignment of Rights in order for the student to receive the scholarship award. Scholarship funds must be used for education-related expenses such as tuition or related fees, books, supplies, or equipment required for courses at an accredited post-secondary education institution.

How and when do I apply?

Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship Program will begin January 2, 2017. Students may apply during the first application period, January 2, 2017-April 14, 2017. Or they may apply during the second application period, September 1, 2017-December 1, 2017. Click the organization’s logo to learn more about the scholarship and the specific application period before applying.

Partner Applications Open Applications Close
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities January 9, 2017 April 14, 2017
Magic Johnson Foundation January 9, 2017 April 14, 2017
Tom Joyner Foundation TBD TBD
James E. Clyburn Foundation January 9, 2017 April 14, 2017
US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation January 9, 2017 April 14, 2017
AAA Scholarships TBD TBD
Step Up TBD TBD
  • Step 1: Go to dennyshungryforeducation.com and select the appropriate link to the category that applies to you (K-12, High School or College). Then select the partner organization through which you wish to apply for the scholarship.
  • Step 2: When the partner window opens, click “Apply Now”.
  • Step 3 : Complete the Denny’s Rewards form (optional). Upon completion, you will be enrolled as a Denny’s Rewards member and will automatically receive a FREE Denny’s breakfast coupon on your birthday along with other exclusive offers throughout the year.
    • If you’re already a Denny’s Rewards member, click “Press Here” to skip this step and go directly to Step 4.
  • Step 4: After completing the Denny’s Rewards sign-up, go to the dropdown menu at the bottom of the page. Click on the specific HFE partner organization through which you want to apply for the scholarship. You then will be redirected to the partner’s website to complete the application.

How will national Denny's Hungry for Education recipients be notified?

Only winners will be notified by December 31, 2017, and a list of all winners will be posted on dennyshungryforeducation.com. For additional information regarding the scholarship program, send an e-mail message to hungryforeducation@dennys.com.

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