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Karl’s Cabin Scholarship

Our scholarship was created to honor Karl Poulos, the founder of Karl's Cabin.   A Greek immigrant who came to the U.S. in 1955, Karl lived the American dream.  Mr. Poulos worked in kitchens for over 50 years bringing joy to all his guests.  A product of the Greatest Generation,  he was a kind, humble and a hardworking family man.


Karl Poulos - Founder of Karl's Cabin            

The Karl's Scholarship recognizes the need to promote personal responsibility, humility, faithful commitment, work ethic & general kindness in the culinary industry.   Since inception we have helped 24 students pay for culinary school by donating over $30,000 in scholarships.

We send a special big thank you to our major sponsors - Tito's Handmade Vodka & Gordon Food Service.  We also thank Gretchen Ward of The Educational Excellence Foundation and Dianna Woodward from PCEP for all their help with this amazing award. 

2021 Winners

We are so happy  to announce the winners of our 2021 Karl's Culinary Scholarship!   Congratulations to Alex Printy, Jackson Curtis, Kennedi Thompson and Megan Pleimann. They are all first year enrollees in the Prestigious Culinary Arts Program at Schoolcraft College. It is our pleasure to award each student with $1500 to help with their educational plans.  Please help us wish them all the best!

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Applying for Our Scholarship?  Please See Information Below. 


To provide financial assistance to a high school graduate, graduating senior or student currently enrolled in or entering culinary school.

Amount to be awarded

$1500 (non-renewable) will be awarded to six students.  Award will be administered in two disbursements:  $750 in the fall semester with the additional $750 awarded in the winter semester.


High school graduate, a graduating senior or a student currently enrolled in a culinary arts program

Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0

Student will be continuing their education at a culinary school in a culinary arts program 

Application Requirements

Completed application form (see attached)

Copy of high school transcripts or culinary arts program transcripts if currently taking classes 

Two letters of recommendation

Proof of acceptance to a culinary program or proof of enrollment in a program

Short Essay (500 words maximum) on why you want to pursue a profession in the culinary arts field

Submit an original recipe

Interview with Karl's management team

Help prepare & plate dishes at our annual culinary dinner (required)

Application deadline:  June 30, 2022


We Would Like to Acknowledge & Thank Our Scholarship Sponsors Below.

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