America's Diner will award more than $200,000 in scholarships this year, quadrupling last year's scholarship amount Winner and a guest to receive a job shadow day with Magic Johnson Foundation and dinner at Denny's SPARTANBURG, S.C., Feb. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Denny's Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, is pleased to announce the return of its Hungry For Education (HFE) scholarship program for elementary through college students. Following the success of last year's program, Denny's has again partnered with eight leading non-profit minority advocacy organizations to offer more than $200,000 in scholarships this year, quadrupling the amount donated last year. Denny's has also extended the program nationally so that eligible students in all states will have the opportunity to apply. In order to support its mission to end childhood hunger, Denny's will again ask that applicants submit their ideas on how to end childhood hunger in their local communities. "Over the past 60 years, we have consistently developed strong connections with children who come to our restaurants with their families and view Denny's as a member of their community," said Frances Allen, Chief Brand Officer for Denny's. "Our Hungry for Education program allows us to help some of our younger guests access higher education and provides us the opportunity to continue to raise awareness of childhood hunger in the United States. We look forward to reviewing this year's applications and identifying solutions Denny's can implement to fight hunger in our local communities." Denny's will once again partner with Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Step Up For Students, Urban League of the Upstate, U.S. Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, The Tom Joyner Foundation, as well as the following non-profit minority advocacy organizations: AAA Scholarship Foundation, Magic Johnson Foundation and United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. Qualified student applicants across all fifty United States are invited to participate.