Wingstop’s High School Scholar Athlete Program Providing aid to exceptional student athletes with bright futures.

Elise Welch: January's Wingstop Scholar Athlete
Elise Welch, January’s Wingstop Scholar Athlete receives her scholarship. Source: NBC 5.

Today, April 6, is National Student Athlete Day, a day reminding us of the importance of education and dedication. Motivated by the student athletes in our lives, we felt it was a good time to highlight one program serving high school student athletes, the Wingstop High School Scholar Athlete program. The program provides scholarship funds to the best of the best, benefiting students only of the highest caliber, both educationally and athletically.

Created through the cooperation of local Wingstop Dallas-Fort Worth brand partners and in partnership with NBC 5, the scholarship program celebrates exceptional student athletes in the area. The program started in 2012 with a CBS affiliate partnership, though NBC took on the scholarship program in recent years. Since it began, it has awarded one student per month of the school year. In addition to the college aid, the program traditionally culminates at the end of the school year with a special banquet in the students’ honor, where the recipients each receive $2,500 toward their college education.

The impressive student recipients

Todd Murrah, partner and owner at Chavez Murrah Restaurant Group – and brand partner of 27 Wingstop restaurants – has worked extensively with the partnership. He sees it as an amazing opportunity to give back to the community.

“Helping these impressive students get closer to their dreams is a real honor,” said Todd. “NBC has done a fantastic job selecting these phenomenal students and airing the program. It’s an amazing partnership.”

The impressive array of monthly scholarship recipients includes volleyball player Ciera Hecht (September) from Prosper High School, baseball/football star Nate White (October) from Arlington High School, soccer player Zoe Hensley (November) from Denton High School, track athlete Elise Welch (January) from Ursaline Academy, and other extraordinary young athletes.

Nominate a student athlete scholar

Does the student athlete in your life have what it takes to be a Wingstop Scholar Athlete? If you know someone who would be a good candidate for this scholarship, fill out and submit NBC’s application form.

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