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Carl’s Jr. chain offers $60,000 in student scholarships

January 4, 2012 - Carla Tracy

Carrying on their commitment to advance education, the people behind the Carl’s Jr. franchise are pleased to announce 13th annual Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship program. The scholarship application is now available online, at The deadline is Feb. 1, 2012.

”Through the scholarship program, 60 deserving students will receive $1,000 each to the two- or four-year college or vocational school of their choice.”

”The scholarship program was established by the company founders to reward hardworking youths. Carl N. and Margaret Karcher started their company as a young married couple in 1941, believing they could earn success through their commitment to faith, service and hard work. Now, more than 70 years later, Carl’s Jr. is proud to honor the late founders’ commitment to the community.”

“Carl Karcher was not only a great businessman but also a very compassionate man,” says Andrew F. Puzder, the CEO of the parent company of Carl’s Jr. “”Whenever you’re successful, you owe it to the people in the community.’ The Founders’ Scholarship program is part of our ongoing efforts to give back to people in the communities throughout the West who have helped Carl’s Jr. succeed over the past 70 years.”

”Scholarship winners will be selected based on academic record, school and community leadership and participation, work experience and future goals. Financial need and other family circumstances also will be considered. In economic tough times, scholarship programs like this are invaluable to the community. Giving back to hardworking youths in need is part of the core value structure of Carl’s Jr.”

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates, age 21 or younger, who are planning to enroll for the first time at an accredited two or four-year college or vocational school. Applicants must be residents of the states in which Carl’s Jr. operates restaurants: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah or Washington.


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