Toyota has established a scholarship program to assist graduate level students working towards a Master’s or Ph.D. in any discipline. Scholarships are offered each year for full- or part-time study at an accredited four-year college or university of the student’s choice.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Mike Groff Community Leader Award must be:
Employees, vendors and business partners of Toyota and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family (defined as spouse and parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to apply.
Students may not be recipients of both the Mike Groff Community Leader Award and the Making Life Easier Award during the same academic year.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America and recipient selection is made by Toyota. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of up to $25,000.
One (1) award will be granted each year. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Awards are for graduate study only.
Applicants will be notified in February. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes Mike Groff Community Leader Award scholarship payments on behalf of Toyota. Payment is made in equal installments in early-August and mid-December.
Participation in the Mike Groff Community Leader Award is voluntary. By submitting the Mike Groff Community Leader Award Program application, you are agreeing to share your personal identifiable information with Scholarship America, a third party, which administers this program on behalf of the Toyota.
The scholarship application is confidential. Finalist applications will be shared with Toyota. Personally identifiable information (e.g. employee name, employee id, employee email, dependent child’s home address, email address, date of birth, etc.) will not be shared with another third-party except for servicing the scholarship (e.g. scholarship recipient checks or status of the scholarship recipient at their university, etc.).
The scholarship application becomes property of Scholarship America and Toyota. Non-recipient applications are maintained for one year and then destroyed. Scholarship recipient applications are maintained for the award period plus one additional year, and then destroyed.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form from your nominator must be submitted on your behalf no later than November 8, 2022 11:59 pm Pacific Time. The assigned Recommender must be a representative of the Toyota Boys & Girls Club partner which is nominating you.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.