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Carl’s Jr. Pays Tribute To Founders Through Scholarship Program

Here’s another restaurant promotion that is worth featuring: Carl’s Jr.’s 16th Annual Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship Program, which commenced its scholarship applications last January 6, giving out $1,000 tuition grants to students who want to pursue their college education.

Keeping on with its commitment towards the support of advanced education, Carl’s Jr., through its company founders Carl N. and Margaret Karcher, is on its 13th year of giving out scholarship programs to deserving high school senior students who want to continue their undergraduate studies or vocational-technical training. Students under 21 who resides in the West coast –Alaska, California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Oklahoma, Utah, Texas or Washington—were considered eligible to apply and have given them from January 6 to February 1, 2012 to submit their applications.

This year, the program will be accepting another 60 qualified students who will all be given $1,000 each—making Carl’s Jr.’s scholarship grants to diligent students total to $600,000 since they started their cause in 1999. It is Carl and Margaret Karcher’s own way of rewarding hardworking youths, and their way manner of giving back to the community. They began their Carl’s Jr. business as a young couple in quality personalized aprons in 1941 with the belief that they can achieve success through their dedication, service, faith and hard work. Now, after more than 70 years, the chain is proud to honor that commitment by supporting the communities where their stores are operating.

“Carl Karcher was a great businessman and a very considerate and compassionate man,” said Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants, Inc., the parent company of Carl’s Jr. “His belief was that ‘anyone who is successful owes his success to his community.’ The Founders’ Scholarship program is our way of giving back to the communities who have helped us make Carl’s Jr. a success in the past 70 years.”

And the chain has made this a part of their core value structure. Even the chain’s selection of scholarship recipients is consistent with its founders’ belief in diligence and hard work—also applied by the chain’s employees in outstanding restaurant or personalized aprons– scholars have been selected according to their academic record, school leadership and participation, community involvement, future goals and work experience. The student’s financial need, in addition to other family conditions, was also considered. The $1,000 financial aid has proven to be invaluable to the students during these tough economic times.

Managed by Scholarship Management Services, America’s largest manager and designer of scholarships, the Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship awards it tuition grants to students without regard to race, creed, color, sexual orientation, religion, disability, national origin or gender.