Please be sure to answer at least these first four questions in your video:
- What is your passion and how are you pursuing it today?
- How do you plan to achieve your passion through your educational goals?
- What impact will following your passion have on your local community or the world?
- What is your dream college, school or next step in your education? Each applicant must identify a specific secondary education program, college or certificate/degree option he/she wishes to attend, or for which he/she needs funds.
- What makes you unique?
- What career do you wish to pursue?
- What experiences shaped you growing up?
- What obstacles have you overcome?
- What is something we wouldn’t know about you that helps explain the “real” you?
- What does this opportunity mean to you?
- If you are awarded a scholarship, how will it change your life?
Once you’ve created your video, come back to our website when applications are open and click “Apply” to setup your account. Follow the on-screen instructions to fill out your information and submit your video. If asked for a Program Key, enter “TBF” then answer the eligibility questions. From there you will be directed to the appropriate application.
For application help, email our scholarship management company at TacoBell@applyISTS.com. Be sure to mention you are applying for the Taco Bell Foundation Live Más Scholarship.
WHAT WE ARE GIVING AWAY
In 2019, the Taco Bell Foundation will be awarding $4 million in Live Más Scholarships. $1 million will be awarded through our new applicant program, $2.25 million through our renewal program for previous recipients, and $750,000 through our program for Taco Bell restaurant employees.
The Live Más Scholarship for new applicants will award $1,000,000 to support 100 young adults. Awards will range from $5,000 to $25,000. Here is a breakdown of how the funds may be distributed:
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Taco Bell Foundation (Sponsor) reserves the right to award more than the above 100 scholarships and more than $1,000,000.00 in scholarships based on available resources and as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
- Application period: 12:00:00 p.m. PST on November 12, 2018 to 11:59:59 p.m. PST on February 21, 2019
- Selection period: February 22, 2019 – May 14, 2019
- Notification period: Recipients will be notified on or about May 15, 2019.
All awards will be directed by the Taco Bell Foundation to International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc., who will work with selected candidates and direct funds to their higher educational institute upon enrollment. Scholarship awards must be utilized at an accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational programs (including accredited two- and four-year college, universities, vocational-technical, and trade schools) for tuition, required fees, books, and course specific supplies.
Taxes on any portion of the award not used for allowable educational purposes are the responsibility of the recipient.
Awards are non-transferable and must be accessed and used by the recipient within three years of your notification of the award. Recipients may request scholarship awards equal to or greater than $5,000 be distributed over multiple years as long as they remain enrolled.
If selected, you must agree to undergo a criminal background check, social media audit and confirm that you are a legal resident of the U.S.
See the Terms & Conditions for complete program details.