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Krystal Restaurants LLC Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Krystal Restaurants LLC has established a scholarship program to assist employees of Krystal Restaurants or Krystal franchises who plan to continue their education in college, graduate school, or vocational or trade school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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.

Applicants to the Krystal Restaurants LLC Scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Current part-time or full-time employee of Krystal Restaurants LLC or franchise who has a minimum of 6 month(s) employment as of the application deadline date.
  • Performance is at Meets or Above Standards. Employee should not (i) currently be on a written Performance Improvement Plan (“PIP”); (ii) received any type of disciplinary action in the prior 90 days; or (iii) been on or just finished a PIP in the prior 90 days.
  • Be high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with a GPA of 2.5 or above via transcript from institution.
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in part-time (minimum of three credits per term) or full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational­ technical school or trade school for the entire 2024-2025 academic year. Accredited online schools are eligible.
  • Currently an employee of Krystal Restaurants LLC or Krystal franchise, at the time of the award payment.
  • Prepare an essay as to how they follow the Krystal Guiding Principles and how they apply in their professional and/or personal lives.



If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $3,500 award. Up to ten (10) awards will be granted.

Provided there are qualified candidates, awards will be granted in proportion to the number of corporate and franchise applications received, with at least three (3) awards earmarked for franchise employees.

Awards are renewable up to three years on the basis of ongoing satisfaction of eligibility criteria.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.


All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Krystal Restaurants LLC. 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
  • Work experience
  • A statement of how the student follows Krystal Guiding Principles
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Krystal Restaurants LLC play a part in the selection.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

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.

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

Krystal Restaurants LLC has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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