At Denny's, Education Never Stops.

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the Hungry for Education scholarship program.

We started in 2011 building strategic partnerships to help students to further their education. We had two ambitious goals in mind: First, we wanted to help deserving students go to college. Second, we wanted to harness the brainpower of those deserving students to tackle serious topics such as childhood hunger and bringing communities together in unprecedented times.
Over the past 10 years, we have worked with more than 23 leading minority, nonprofit partners including the Tom Joyner Foundation, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, the Magic Johnson Foundation, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, League of United Latin American Citizens, and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

436 Scholarships Given Away ... and Counting!

Since 2011, we’ve given away 436 scholarships and over $1.5 million to deserving students.

Moving forward, we’re focused on deepening our impact. We’re committed to supporting education for the next 10 years and beyond because education never stops.


Through HFE we have deepened our relationships with our HBCU and HACU college partners.

2019 we hosted our first-ever Denny’s HBCU College Tour. During the three-month tour, we visited seven HBCU in six cities and introduced more than 2,300 high school students to HBCU.

Over the years, we sponsored many major events:

BET 106 & Park, BET College Tour, the Tom Joyner Family Reunion, and the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage, to name a few.

A Message From a Scholarship Winner

Moving forward, we’re focused on deepening our impact. We’re committed to supporting education for the next 10 years and beyond because education never stops.


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