VIP Foundation Education is our future

VIP Foundation

Culver’s commitment to people begins at home. We hire the best team members and teach them responsibility, leadership, teamwork and skills they can use in whatever career path they follow. To show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication, we have always believed in doing our part to help them grow as individuals through education.

One great way to show we care about the future of our team members is by offering scholarships through Culver’s VIP Foundation, Inc.,—a tax-exempt, not-for-profit entity named for Culver’s Very Important Partners (VIP). Through the generosity of these franchise partners, supplier partners and friends of Culver’s—and the passion of Culver’s co-founder and VIP Foundation Scholarship Fund Executive Director, Lea Culver—we have been able to help team members take positive steps toward tomorrow for nearly twenty years.

Culver’s VIP Scholarship Program began with a single $500 scholarship to one team member in 1993. It has since grown to recognize hundreds of team members’ commitment to excellence and academic achievement, supporting them financially as they work toward dreams of earning college or technical school degrees. In 2016, we awarded $478,000 in scholarships to 220 team members from 153 restaurants in 17 states. Going forward, we will continue to grow Culver’s VIP Foundation, Inc., with an endowment that ensures these dreams of reaching educational goals live on.

Culver's VIP Scholarship Program has awarded over $3.7 million in scholarships to more than 3,000 team members since 1993. All Culver’s team members who are enrolled as full- or part-time students may be eligible to apply.




If you have questions or would like additional information about Culver’s VIP Scholarship Program, please feel free to talk to your Culver’s Team Manager or contact us directly. Good luck!

Nettie Stenberg, Culver Franchising System, Inc. 1240 Water Street Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 Phone: (608) 644‑2146 Fax: (608) 644‑2166 Email: