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Culver's Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Culver’s Foundation, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist team members who plan to continue their education in college, graduate, or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Culver’s Scholarship Program must:

  • Be employed at Culver’s at least six months as of the application deadline date.
  • Have worked at Culver’s at least 400 hours over the last 12 months (as of the application deadline date).
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, or graduate level students who plan to enroll in part-time or full-time study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 out of 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).


We are offering 40 scholarships at a $10,000 level. Each of Culver’s 40 regions has the opportunity for one $10,000 scholarship recipient. All other scholarships are awarded at a $5,000 level. All scholarships will be awarded based on merit with each region having equal opportunities for their applicants. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. First time Culver’s Scholarship recipients must be employed with Culver’s at the time of notification.  Previous recipients of the award who are no longer employed with Culver’s are eligible to apply.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.


All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Culver’s Foundation, Inc. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Two online recommendations
  • A custom essay

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Culver’s Foundation, Inc. play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

Two online recommendation forms must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 5, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

The Culver’s Foundation, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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