CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr., announced the deadline for the Carl N. & Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship has been extended to March 1, 2019. The program, which has given more than $1 million, will grant 10 scholarships of $10,000 to deserving high school seniors in spring 2019.
The Founders’ Scholarships serve to alleviate some of the financial burdens of attending college, and are awarded to rising college students who have overcome challenges and defy expectations. The scholarships recognize young leaders who have demonstrated their commitment to a positive, hopeful future for themselves and their communities through leveraging a strong educational career.
“CKE is dedicated to helping build a better future for driven students, and this year, we’re more committed to that than ever before, supporting more students in their collegiate aspirations through this program,” says Jason Marker, CEO of CKE Restaurants. “We hope our contributions inspire students in their upcoming college careers, opening new doors for them along the way.”
Carl Karcher and his wife Margaret established the scholarship program in 1998 to help ensure financial status is not a barrier to a promising student’s pursuit of higher education. Since then, the program has awarded more than $1 million to more than 1,000 students.
Applications for the scholarship are currently open, with an extended deadline of March 1, 2019. Applicants are evaluated based on academic record, school and community leadership, work experience and future goals.
For more information on the Carl N. & Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship Program, view the eligibility criteria via the application online.
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