Hungry For Education™

Denny’s Hungry for Education™ Scholarship program empowers students to help drive meaningful change in their communities. View the open scholarships and apply. 

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Denny’s recognizes students by awarding them with scholarships for their ideas to help Denny’s bring communities together.

In an effort to help fight childhood hunger and promote education, Denny’s launched the Hungry for Education™ Scholarship program in 2011, and has since awarded more than $1.8 million in combined scholarships to elementary, high school and college students across the country. Annually in September, Denny's identifies strategic partners to award scholarships to students that submit essays on how Denny's can help bring communities together, and one student is selected by Denny’s to have their idea be put into action in their community.

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14,488 Applications Received
436 Scholarships Awarded
23 Non-Profit Partners
$1.8 MM Scholarships Awarded
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Scholarships

Denny's Hungry for Education™ scholarship program recognizes students by awarding them with scholarships for their ideas to help Denny’s unite communities.

2022 National Winner Spotlight

Lillian Ellmore

"Community starts in the neighborhood you live in and seeing your community reflected back to you is a terrific way to continue to build it. Have every Denny’s hang a TV monitor and invite folks to take pictures of themselves with their friends and family, eating at Denny’s and celebrating life’s moments. Denny’s can have those photos scroll on the monitor as people walk in."

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Scholarship Community Partners

Denny’s Hungry for Education™ is a scholarship program that recognizes and rewards students who show initiative and creativity in ideas on bringing communities together. The key focus of the Hungry for Education™ Scholarship Program is helping students continue their education while also rewarding students for their desire to make a change. Our valued partners help to make these students dreams happen.

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Hungry For Education™

Success Stories

Mary-Pat Hector

National Winner Mary-Pat Hector

Check out past HFE national winner Mary-Pat Hector talk about her “Swipe Out Hunger” campaign and how the HFE scholarship impacts her mission
TeJordan Carter

National Winner TeJordan Carter

Check out past HFE national winner TeJordan Carter talk about his achievements attending an HBCU and how the HFE scholarship has impacted his life