Industry News | January 2, 2009

$60,000 in Scholarship Money From Carl's Jr.

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The 10th annual Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship application is now available online at www.carlsjr.com/promotions. Applications are accepted only during the month of January. Carl’s Jr.® has granted more than $400,000 in scholarship monies since the inception of its scholarship program in 1999.

Carl’s Jr. founder Carl N. Karcher passed away last year on January 11 at 90 years old, so it’s fitting for the applications to be accepted during this month as a tribute to his life. As a young married couple in 1941, Carl N. and Margaret Karcher started their company believing that they could earn success through their commitment to faith, service and hard work.

More than 65 years later, Carl’s Jr. is proud to continue their commitment to the community by offering 60 hard-working high school students a $1,000 scholarship to the two- or four-year college or vocational school of their choice.

Scholarship winners will be selected based on their academic record, school and community leadership and participation, work experience and future goals.

Financial need and other family circumstances will also be considered.

Applicants for the Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship must be high school seniors or graduates, up to 21 years of age, planning to enroll for the first time at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school.

Applicants must be a resident 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 state.

More information about the Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship application process and a downloadable application are available at the Carl’s Jr. Web site: www.carlsjr.com/promotions.

Employees, affiliates and franchisees of Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., Scholarship America, affiliated agencies, and their immediate families are not eligible to receive a scholarship pursuant to this program.

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