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Carl N. & Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by Carl’s Jr.

Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 10
Deadline : Apr 04, 2024

At Carl’s Jr., we serve so much more than quality food. We serve happiness; we serve community, and we serve opportunity. Every year, on behalf of our founders, we award $100,000 in scholarships to outstanding students who have excelled academically, demonstrated leadership in extracurriculars and community and have financial need in pursuing higher education. Since 1998, Carl's Jr. has granted scholarships to 1,000-plus deserving students.


The Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders' Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college or university. Ten recipients are selected for the scholarship each year, and each receives $10,000 toward tuition at the university of their choosing.

Scholarships are available to all eligible students in the 16 states where Carl's Jr. operates. Applicants must be 26 years old or younger and be an incoming freshman at an accredited college or university. Applications are due by 3 p.m. PST on April 4, 2024.

In addition to your application, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Either a video, between 30-90 seconds, that tells us what receiving this scholarship would mean to you, or a written response to the following prompt: In 250 words or less, please tell us why you're pursuing higher education.
  • Contact information for someone who can submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. This request must be done through the applicant portal and submitted by your recommender prior to the application deadline.

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