The Taco Bell Foundation is doubling its Live Más Scholarships. According to an article in QSR Magazine, the scholarship program — which is in its third year — will be awarding $3 million to 300 employees and youth to help students with education fees. The scholarships will range from $5,000 to $25,000 per student.
Taco Bell also announced that it's going beyond academic scholarships in its efforts to help promote education. The foundation is also going to be partnering with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership to connect scholarship recipients with mentorship opportunities.
“We recognize that college affordability is a major issue facing our nation, so we’re excited to increase the number and size of scholarships this year, but also recognize that the Live Más Scholarship program needs to be more than a just a check for our students to be successful,” said Tina Nguyen, executive director of the Taco Bell Foundation.