Finding Community and Culture in College
Live Más Scholar Leslie Ponce-Diaz shares the importance of leaving your comfort zone and embracing community as a first-generation college student.
Summer of Inspiration
This summer, nearly 750 Scholars connected through the Live Más Scholarship Summer of Inspiration, a 6-week virtual conference developed to catalyze inspiration, action and resilience in a time of change.
Taco Bell Foundation & Mentor Launch Peer Mentoring Supplement
The Taco Bell Foundation and MENTOR collaborate on research supplement to highlight the effectiveness of “near peer” mentoring relationships.
A TV Star, CEO, and High School Student Who Cooks Up Inspiration in the Kitchen
2019 Live Más Scholar Danielle McNerney shares how she is inspiring her peers to live unafraid in the kitchen and in their future endeavors.
How Taco Bell Foundation Grantees are Supporting Students Impacted By COVID-19
Taco Bell Foundation partners are adapting their programming to serve young people impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Here’s how they are doing it.
A Gap Year with City Year
City Year, a Taco Bell Foundation Nonprofit Partner, and 2019 Live Más Scholar Clark Shimeall share the impact of taking a gap year focused on community service.
Meet our 2020 Live Más Scholarship Recipients
In 2020, the Taco Bell Foundation is awarding 450+ new and renewal recipients with nearly $1.9 million in scholarships. Read more about 10 of our newest Passioneers and how they are impacting their communities.
Meet the 2020 Recipients of the Live Más Scholarship for Restaurant Employees
In 2020, the Taco Bell Foundation is awarding 157 Taco Bell Team Members with more than $1.1 million in scholarships. Learn more about 10 Team Members who are pursuing their passions and inspiring others.
Scholarship Scouts Feed People’s Lives with Unexpected Good
Each year, Taco Bell Foundation volunteers come together to help select the next class of Live Más Scholars. Whether virtually or in-person, their passion to serve is inspiring.
A Student-Led Initiative Mobilized in Response to COVID-19
2016, 2018 & 2019 Live Más Scholar Josh Payne shares how he brought together more than 250 students to work on solutions in response to COVID-19.
How Live Más Scholars are Embracing Their Time at Home
12 Live Más Scholars share tips on making the most of their time at home and staying connected during social distancing.
Taco Bell Foundation Awards $3 Million In Scholarships To Young ‘Passioneers’
How FoodFinder is Helping Families in Need
2017-2019 Live Más Scholar Jack Griffin shares how his nonprofit organization is ramping up to help even more families in the midst of COVID-19.
How I Combined My Passion for Fashion & Philanthropy
2019 Live Más Scholar Amelia Thomas shares how she started a clothing brand with a mission to give back, and her plans to help other companies do the same.
Five Tips for Transferring to a Four-Year University
2019 Live Más Scholar Daisy Cornejo shares her tips for transferring and finding community at a new school.
10 Tips on Applying for the Live Más Scholarship
We asked Live Más Scholarship recipients for tips on creating a great application video. Here’s what they had to say.
My Scholarship Connected Me With My Dream Internship
2019 Live Más Scholar Shawn Patel shares his experience interning with the Kitchen Innovation Team at Taco Bell Headquarters.
You Can Get Free Taco Bell for a Good Cause
Zaniya’s Story: I Started a Non-Profit For Girls’ Education When I Was 18 and Here’s Why
Scholars Connect at the 2019 Live Más Scholarship Workshops!
Nearly 200 Live Más Scholarship recipients attended a career development workshop to strengthen their personal brand and professional network.
Best Job Ever: Taco Bell Foundation Director
10 Live Más Scholarship Recipients Who Are Beyond Impressive
Meet Nash, the photojournalist.
Meet Jazmine, future international hospitality professional.
Live Más Scholars Connect in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Irvine!
One summer. Three different cities. Seventy-five Live Más Scholars.
How TCU Adviser Alma Luna Helped Create a College-Going Culture at Her Alma Mater
Meet our Future Educators
In honor of American Education Week, we’re celebrating three Live Más Scholars who are changing the world as educators.
From Tacos to Tokyo: How a Job at Taco Bell Helped Me Live My Dream
From Tacos to Tokyo: Hannah Whitaker’s Story
Meet Hannah, future international english teacher.
The New Rolodex: Your Web Of Support Is Critical To Success
Meet James, future news anchor.
Meet Michelle, the STEM educator.
Smyrna Taco Bell employee awarded $25,000 scholarship
Paying Dreams Forward: My Two-Mile Journey From South Central To USC
Lenexa Teen Wins Scholarship for Building a Tool for Early Detection of Parkinson’s
Oak Grove Senior Accepted to Harvard Earns Live Más Scholarship
Raised By Deaf Parents, East Brunswick Teen Wins Scholarship
Heidi’s $25,000 Scholarship Unveil
Heidi Estrada thought she was giving a congratulatory speech, until this happened.
Meet Tatianna, the fashion designer.
Meet Luis, aspiring dance therapist.
Meet Amanda, the mentor.
Meet Mauricio, aspiring environmental engineer.
Meet Abby, the artist & freelance graphic designer.
August was a Big Month for the Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Más Scholarship…
We announced our 2017 Live Más Scholarship winners with the help of a few friends!
UGA Student Awarded Live Más Scholarship
Hear about Pooja’s experience being awarded a Live Más Scholarship.
Music Festival Take Over
A few of our Live Mas Scholarship winners hosted a Taco Bell event at SXSW in Austin, Texas. From sound engineering to venue artwork, they did it all!
Live Más Scholars Create a Commercial
A few of our Live Más Scholars wrote, directed and starred in our newest commercial.
Feed a dream design competition
Live Más Scholarship winners design Doritos Locos Taco holsters for our Feed a Dream campaign.
Meet Jonathan, aspiring filmmaker.
I won a Live Más Scholarship
How would you react?
Social Good Summit
The Live Más Scholarship took to the stage at the Social Good Summit.
Meet Ricarda, future doctor.
Meet Emma, photographer and filmmaker.
Teen Vogue Interviews Mia
An Interview with Teenage Designer Mia Rickenbach.
MTV Video Music Awards
Four Live Más Scholarship winners put their passions into play to help with execution of the event.
Meet Manny, future environmental engineer.
Meet Justin, a talented writer.
Meet Khorii, an aspiring dancer.
MTV Movie Awards
Here is the premiere of the ‘Fan Fueled Film’ starring Ricky Dillon, Dana Criniti, and Live Más Scholarship winner Calvin Ngu.