Carl’s Jr. Honors Founders by Offering up to $60,000 in Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 18th annual Carl N. and Margaret
Karcher Founders’ Scholarship program

CARPINTERIA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carrying on its commitment to advancing education, Carl’s
® is pleased to announce this year’s kickoff of the 18th annual
Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship program. Carl’s Jr.
will award up to 60 deserving students a $1,000 scholarship toward
attending the two- or four-year college or vocational school of their
choice this upcoming academic year. The scholarship application is now
available at
Submissions must be postmarked by February 15, 2017 for consideration.

Carl’s Jr. founder Carl N. Karcher and his wife Margaret established the
scholarship program in 1999 to reward hardworking youth. The Karchers
started Carl’s Jr. as a young married couple in 1941, believing they
could earn success through their commitment to faith, service and hard
work. Now, more than 75 years later, Carl’s Jr. is proud to honor its
late founders’ commitment to the community and the people its
restaurants serve with this annual scholarship program. Since the
inception of the program, Carl’s Jr. has granted $804,000 in

Scholarship winners will be selected based on academic record, school
and community leadership and participation, work experience and future
goals. Financial need and other family circumstances, as well as an
outside appraisal will also be considered.

“With the cost of higher education continuously on the rise, scholarship
programs like this are invaluable to helping ensure that financial
status isn’t a barrier to a promising student’s success,” said Michael
Murphy, president of CKE Restaurants. “Giving back to hardworking youth
in need is part of the core values of Carl’s Jr.”

Applicants for the Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship
must be high school seniors or graduates, age 21 or younger, who are
planning to enroll for the first time in full-time undergraduate study
at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational school for the
entire upcoming academic year. Applicants must be residents of the
states in which Carl’s Jr. operates restaurants: Alaska, Arizona,
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Complete information about the Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’
Scholarship application process and a downloadable application are
available on the Carl’s Jr. website at

The Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders’ Scholarship is administered
by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of
Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the
nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition
reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and
individuals. Employees, affiliates and franchisees of Carl Karcher
Enterprises LLC, Scholarship America, affiliated agencies and their
immediate families are not eligible to receive a scholarship pursuant to
this program.

About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is a privately held company
headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif. CKE is not a franchisor and
conducts substantially all of its restaurant activities and operations
through its subsidiaries. Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s
Restaurants LLC own, operate and franchise the Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s,
Green Burrito® and Red Burrito® concepts. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s
operate as one brand under two names, acknowledging the rich regional
heritage of both banners. After opening their first restaurants in New
York and New Jersey last spring and recent international openings in
Japan, Australia and Kenya, Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s
Restaurants LLC now have a total of 3,772 franchised or company-operated
restaurants in 44 states and 40 foreign countries and U.S. territories.
Known for its one-of-a-kind premium menu items such as 100 percent Black
Angus Thickburgers®, Made from Scratch™ Biscuits, and Hand-Breaded
Chicken Tenders™, as well as an award-winning marketing approach, the
Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s brand continues to deliver substantial and
consistent growth in the U.S. and overseas. The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s
system is now 94 percent franchised, with international restaurants
representing 20 percent of the system. For more information about CKE,
please visit or
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