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Why Burger Books?

Burger Books was founded by Groveport Madison Local Schools Board of Education Vice President, LaToya Dowdell-Burger.  She knows first hand the struggles that students face with obtaining scholarships.  Mrs. Dowdell-Burger did not have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher in addition to graduating late (summer) due to testing requirements.  Therefore, this scholarship was birthed to help the student that may not be the best test taker.  However, they are hard-worker or may have had some life circumstances that may have hinder grades etc.. 

The Burger Books Scholarship is for Groveport Madison High School Seniors with a GPA range or 2.0 to 2.9. We will offer a minimum of four $250.00 book scholarships (*Awards may increase in value or quantity based upon partners.).  Students must complete the application and submit a 150 word Essay or a Video Essay using the prompt All the Places I Will Go.

We believe all students need support and would like to provide an opportunity to Seniors who may not have an opportunity to receive scholarships to further educational journey.

Applications will open April 15, 2022  - July 22, 2022.  Applicants will receive determination letters on August 5, 2022. 

The selection process for the Burger Books Scholarship is based on excellence, participation and leadership.  

Applicants must :

1.  Be a Groveport Madison High School Senior in the graduating class of 2022.
2.  Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to 2.9.
3.  Complete and submit a complete scholarship application.   
4.  Submit most recent transcript.
5.  Submit a Resume.
6.  College or Trade School Acceptance Letter and proof of enrollment.
7.  Submit 150 word Essay or a two minute Video Essay (no 4K videos).

If you are interested in joining our efforts and becoming a sponsor, please contact us at


Make checks payable to:
M.O.R.E. Inc.
Remitter:  Burger Books Scholarship

Dowdell-Burger for Groveport Madison Schools

P.O. Box 423
Groveport, Ohio 43125

M.O.R.E., Inc. a non-profit organization that serves as our fiscal agent for our donations.   All scholarship or Back to School Drive donations donors will receive a tax donation letter upon request.    

About M.O.R.E. , Inc.
Mission:  Motivate others to reach excellence (M.O.R.E.) by empowering people who are undervalued and under-resourced to shift the power dynamic by centering their voices and lived experiences through arts, culture, health, community, economics, and education.

Our vision is for every individual to be empowered to reach their fullest potential.

To read about other programs M.O.R.E. Inc. offers, please visit


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