The Taco Bell Foundation is offering up to $10 million for students pursuing their passions via the Live Más Scholarship program, according to a press release.
“It’s one of the great honors of my position to award these scholarships to the next generation of leaders,” Jennifer Bradbury, executive director of the Taco Bell Foundation, said in the press release. “Every year we are continuously impressed by the passion, power and drive of these young people, and it is our pleasure to connect them to the resources they need to take the next step in their education and create a one-of-a-kind community of like-minded scholars looking to make a difference in the world.”
The annual Liv Más Scholarship is open to students ages 16 to 26. The process requires applicants to submit a two-minute video describing their passion, a positive change they want to make in the world and how education will help them achieve that goal. The scholarship does not require students to submit grades, essays, or test scores.
The funds awarded can be applied to various types of educational paths, including community colleges, graduate programs, tech and trade schools.
The application period will close on January 11, 2023, and recipients will be announced in April 2023. The awards amounts are $5,000, $10,000 or $25,000 per student. Of these awards, the Taco Bell Foundation will allot more than $2 million for Taco Bell team members who have been a part of the Taco Bell family for at least 30 continuous days.