Bill Simon Memorial Scholarship Program Application

In memory of our beloved Co-Founder and CEO, Bill Simon, and his passion for learning, we are honored to establish the Bill Simon Memorial Scholarship Program. In Bill’s honor, the Scholarship Program will assist company-owned restaurant team members who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs. Bill frequently expressed his gratitude for the hospitality that Freddy’s Team Members show our Guests. Awarding this scholarship animates that appreciation into action. Even as an accomplished leader, he studied, learned and listened. With the launch of this scholarship, we honor Bill and his passion for education and a bright future for all.


Scholarship Application

for Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® Company-Owned Restaurant Team Members

Application Due: June 1   |   Scholarship Awarded: Early August

Thank you for your interest in the Bill Simon Memorial Scholarship Program. Before filling out the application below, please read the eligibility requirements and be sure you have all requested documents (2 completed applicant appraisal forms – form can be downloaded here – and your most recent transcript) ready for submission.


Fields marked with an * are required

Applicant Information


High School Information


Post-Secondary School Information

Use official school names. Do not use abbreviations.


Activities, Awards & Honors

List two school activities in which you have participated during the last four years (e.g., student government, music, sports, etc.). List all community activities in which you have participated without pay during the last four years (e.g., Scouts, hospital volunteer, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, etc.). Please note all special awards and offices held.


Work Experience

Describe your work experience, outside of your Freddy's experience, during the past two years (e.g., food service, babysitting, lawn moving, office work).  Indicate dates of employment for each job, approximate hours of work per week and the reason for leaving.

List Achievements, Awards or Recognition

Freddy's Experience

Describe your work experience at Freddy’s during the past two years. Include positions held, approximate hours of work per week and achievements (e.g., Trainer, NRO, special recognition, etc.).


Goals & Aspirations

Make a brief statement or summary of your plans as they relate to your educational and career objectives and long-term goals.


Sending a resume does not replace any part of this application. If space provided in any section is inadequate, you may continue on additional sheets. Attachments must follow the same format. DO NOT repeat information already reported on the application form. Your name, address and date of birth should be included on all attachments. Attachments can be uploaded by clicking on the Attachment Document Upload button below.


Applicant Appraisal (2 Required)

To the Applicant: This section is required and must be completed in the format provided. If incomplete, your application will not be evaluated. This section is to be completed by a teacher, advisor, instructor or a work supervisor who knows you well. Please submit 2 appraisals.

To the Professional Appraiser: You have been asked to provide information in support of this application. Please give immediate and serious attention to the following statements. When complete, please return to the applicant. A letter of recommendation does not replace this section.

Download this editable PDF and send to your professional appraiser to complete. Once completed, upload below.


Applicant Checklist

The applicant is responsible for submitting all materials to the Bill Simon Memorial Scholarship Foundation on time.  This application becomes complete and valid only when all the following materials have been received by the Bill Simon Memorial Scholarship review committee at Freddy's Corporate Headquarters.


Applicant Certification

I understand that my application contains confidential personal data. I hereby authorize the Bill Simon Memorial Scholarship Foundation to review the information in my application for the purpose of determining my eligibility for Bill Simon Memorial Scholarship Program. I also understand and agree that Bill Simon Memorial Scholarship Foundation may transfer, store and process my application data in any of its offices only in conjunction with the selection process for a Bill Simon Memorial Scholarship. I verify that I have read, understand, and agree to the guidelines for this program.

I acknowledge that all decisions are final. I certify that the information provided herein is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. If requested, I will provide additional information necessary to complete my application. Falsification of information may result in termination of any award granted.

You will receive a confirmation message and email when your application has been submitted successfully.

If you do not see a confirmation message upon hitting "submit" please review your application for any missing information or incomplete required fields.