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Live Más Scholarship Applications Are Open Again

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Live Más Scholarship applications are open again

About: The Live Más Scholarship program (LMS) is a one-of-a-kind opportunity developed to help fund post-high school education and support the passions of the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers. It’s not based on your grades or how well you play sports. That means no essays, no test scores, and no right or wrong answers. This year, the Taco Bell Foundation will award $1.3 million in scholarships ranging from $5,000-$25,000 each.

How to apply: Create and submit a video (two minutes or less in length) using anything with a camera (phone, computer, tablet) that tells us the story of your life’s passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This isn’t about how well you can make a film – we just want you to show us your talents and explain why you should be considered for a Live Más Scholarship. See more info here.

Eligibility: You must be a legal resident of the U.S., 16-24 years old and on-track to apply for accredited post-high school education programs. See more details here.

Deadline to apply: May 12, 2017

Last year the Taco Bell Foundation awarded more than $1 million to 270 incredible young adults. This year, we’re awarding another $1.3 million to 155 young people – and you could be one of them!

Interested in hearing more? We’ll let some of our year one recipients take over from here:

  • “Live Más Scholarship is more than just a check – it’s an environment that will continue to build you up and make sure that you’re ready for the next step in your career. It’s an opportunity everyone should apply for. It’s like a rocket launcher for your dreams.” – Jonathan (film)

  • “I’ve never been able to find a scholarship that was for creatives. They were always on academics. I loved that the application is straight up – you don’t have to jump through hoops or write an essay.” – Tatiana (fashion design)

  • “Being a part of Live Más Scholarship is a big deal for me, because there was a question for a long time about whether it was possible to go to NYU. Things like the Live Más Scholarship made it possible and set my worries at ease. It’s been really reassuring.” – Meade (performance, theatre, film)

  • “The Live Más Scholarship means everything to me. I would not have been able to afford going to school if it weren’t for this scholarship…It’s life changing.” – John (creative advertising, storytelling)

We did a lot of amazing things together in 2016, and we’ve already kicked off 2017 strong. Just a few weeks ago, Live Más Scholarship recipients applied their passions and talents during the Taco Bell Skills Challenge at the NBA All-Star game – from creating social media content to photographing the event, designing the trophy and appearing in our ad. And during the Feed the Beat® show at the largest music festival in Austin last week, one music business student served as event manager, while her fellow scholarship winner put his art classes to the test before a crowd as a live muralist.

You’re a two-minute video away from being right here on this awesome journey – learning más and growing más with us. Apply today!

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