Burger King established two scholarship funds at SVSU to recognize members of the SVSU Football Team among the nations outstanding scholar athletes. First, in 1995, Burger King funds were used to establish The Jason Liddell Scholarship. Mr. Liddell achieved exemplary levels of performance in the intercollegiate football program and demonstrated a high level of scholastic achievement, good citizenship and leadership potential. He was an outstanding player and captain of the football team during the 1995 season. Mr. Liddell graduated in 1995 with a degree in Accounting.
In 1998, another SVSU student, Matthew Barghahn, was recognized with the same honor, leading to the establishment of the Matthew Barghahn Scholarship. He was named Michigan Division II Scholar Athlete of the Year and was a four-year letter winner and an outstanding football player. Mr. Barghahn was captain of the football team during the 1997 season, and graduated in 1998 with a degree in Marketing.