Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Carl's Jr. To Award $60,000 in Scholarships

CARPINTERIA, Calif. — Carl's Jr. is pleased to announce that applications for the 2007 Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders' Scholarship are now available online at www.carlsjr.com/promotions. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2007.

Sixty scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to deserving students to help support continuing education. 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 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. They must also be high school seniors or graduates, up to 21 years of age, and planning to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.

The scholarship program honors the founders of Carl's Jr., Carl N. and Margaret Karcher, who as a young married couple in 1941 started a 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.

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

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