As a young married couple in 1941, Carl 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. continues 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, age 21 and younger, 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.
For the past ten years, Carl’s Jr. has rewarded academic excellence in its local communities through ongoing scholarship award commitments. Carl’s Jr. has granted $385,000 in scholarships since the inception of its program in 1999.