Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship Program - Amounts Vary

From the website:

How to Apply

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Go to 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.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (K-12, high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.

  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.

  • If an applicant under the age of 18 is selected as a potential HFE scholarship recipient, in order to be confirmed as a winner, the student’s parent or legal guardian must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Assignment of Rights.

  • Scholarship funds awarded to winners must be used for education, such as tuition and related fees, books, supplies, equipment required for courses at an accredited post-secondary education institution.

  • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college). NOTE: Each partner organization may have additional requirements; however, GPA level varies.

  • Students in K-12 who are applying to AAA or Step Up will need to meet the low-income requirements from each organization and live in either AZ or FL because of the state laws on tax credit donations.

  • College students who are applying to the Tom Joyner Foundation will need to meet this organizations application and essay requirements, which may differ from others.

  • Students will need to provide a 300-word essay (high school) or 500-word essay (college) on how Denny’s can impact childhood hunger in their communities. (Applicants for a scholarship from AAA or Step Up organization [K-12] will be asked to submit an essay; however, it is not required.)