The Live Más Scholarship is for students who are pursuing higher education, preparing for the workforce, or channeling their passion into transformative changes in their communities and beyond. Our belief in your potential is unwavering and we support you at every stage of your journey, whether you're just beginning to recognize your strengths, or you're already making strides in bringing your passion to life and motivating others to follow suit.
This program transcends the traditional scope of a scholarship. We are more than just benefactors providing financial support; we are partners and collaborators. Our commitment to you extends beyond monetary assistance. We offer a wealth of connections and opportunities, accompanying you at each step of your path. Our goal is to empower your passion, helping it illuminate the world around you, creating lasting, positive change.
The Taco Bell Foundation breaks down barriers to educate and inspire the next generation of America’s leaders. Since 1992, the Taco Bell Foundation has reached more than 4 million young people across the country and has awarded more than $110 million in Live Más Scholarships and grants to youth-serving nonprofit organizations focused on education and career readiness.
- Application Method: Submit a video (30 seconds to 2 minutes) detailing your passion, its pursuit, and its potential impact on your community, country, or the world.
- Video Content: Address how you are pursuing or plan to pursue your passion, its role in making a positive societal impact, and how your educational plans support this pursuit.
- Video Format: Can be a short film, animation, or testimonial, recorded on any MP4-enabled device. The focus is on your story and vision, not the technical quality of the video.
- Application Evaluation: Based on demonstrated passion, potential social impact, personal presentation, and alignment of educational goals with the pursuit of passion.
- Eligibility: Open to students pursuing higher education, preparing for the workforce, or using their passion for community impact.
- Program Scope: More than a financial grant, this is a partnership offering support, connections, and opportunities for your journey.
- Renewal Program: Launched in 2018 for past recipients to continue their support. Requires a 2-minute video showing how they have furthered their passion since initially receiving the scholarship.
- Residency and Age: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, or dependent children of active-duty U.S. military members, aged between 16 and 26 years.
- Educational Enrollment: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational program in the United States or D.C., including two- and four-year colleges, universities, vocational-technical, and trade schools, with good academic standing.
- Collaboration Commitment: Willingness to work with the Taco Bell Foundation’s Scholarship Management Company throughout the application and award process.
Prepare Your Submission Video: Create a video, 2 minutes or less, addressing these key points:
- Your passion and how you are currently or planning to pursue it.
- Your plans for using your passion to positively impact your community, country, or the world.
- Your educational plan (including program, college, or certificate/degree) and how it will aid in pursuing your passion and creating a positive impact.
- Follow the instructions to enter your information and upload your video.
The Taco Bell Foundation will be awarding $10 million in Live Más Scholarships, with $2 million being awarded through our program for Taco Bell restaurant employees.