Taco Bell is well ahead of its commitment to award $10 million in Live Más Scholarships by 2020. Three years to be exact. But instead of simply celebrating the fact, the YUM! Brands chain decided to more than double that commitment to $21 million by 2021.
This year, the Taco Bell Foundation awarded $3 million in Live Más Scholarships to 300 employees and youth across the country. Designed to help students pursue their unique passions that may not necessarily fit into the traditional “academic” or “athletic” categories, this year’s scholarship application drew nearly 8,000 submissions. Heidi is one of the future leaders receiving a $25,000 scholarship this year, check out the video to learn more about Heidi’s passion to be an advocate for change in her community.
A pilot of the program resulted in a 34 percent increase in retention for those enrolled over the first six months, supporting Taco Bell’s growth and hiring plans over the next five years.
IRVINE, Calif. March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Taco Bell today announced that it’s partnering with Guild Education to provide education support for all 210,000 team members in its system of 7,000 restaurants in the U.S. As one of Guild’s largest partners to offer education benefits across its entire system, Taco Bell team members will have access to personalized college advisors and tuition discounts for thousands of classes, certificates and degrees from day one of their career at Taco Bell.
In 2016, Taco Bell and the Taco Bell Foundation launched the Live Más Scholarship, a program aimed at empowering the nation’s next generation of dreamers, innovators and creators – those whose passions don’t fall into the conventional “academic” or “athletic” qualifying categories of traditional scholarship programs.
After awarding scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 to 220 youth. Taco Bell wanted to hear from the winners themselves to see what they thought about winning a Live Más Scholarship!