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TFS Making Life Easier Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) proudly announces its 2021 Making Life Easier (MLE) Scholarship Program that will award up to $1 million to college-bound students associated with select community partners. Recipients will be selected from all eligible applicants based on financial need and community service. Students can apply for scholarships of up to $20,000 that will be distributed over four years.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants of the TFS Making Life Easier Scholarship Program award must be:

  • between the ages of 16 and 26 as of the application deadline date and be members, alumni or staff of one of the listed non-profit partners* (volunteers are eligible only if they also meet organization requirements of being members, alumi or staff)
  • high school seniors, graduates, current postsecondary undergraduate, or graduate students
  • have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent degree by September 2021
  • plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, professional school or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2021-22 academic year
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • be in good standing in the community and at school (i.e. not on disciplinary or academic probation)

Employees, vendors, and business partners of Toyota Financial Services 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.

Award Details:

  • if selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award in the ranging from $1,250 to $5,000
  • up to 100 awards will be granted each year
  • awards for undergraduate study may be renewed for up to three additional continuous years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first

Recipients completing their undergraduate degree may renew their awards upon transfer to graduate school as long as enrollment is continuous. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by TFS. Students may receive the award a maximum of four years.

The award must be applied towards undergraduate or graduate school related expenses only.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • financial need
  • community involvement
  • essay responses

Recipients must demonstrate financial need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. TFS and partner organizations will review contact information to confirm eligibility and essays to confirm recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified by the end of February 2021. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Toyota Financial Services. Payments are made in equal installments on August 1 and December 15.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  1. a Partner Verification Form signed by an administrative or leadership representative from the partner organization with which you are affiliated
  2. a current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken
  3. copy of the 2019 IRS Form 1040 which was used to complete the Financial Information section. Block out all social security numbers. Submit a note of explanation if a 2019 IRS Form 1040 was not filed

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

  • AZ, Chandler—Chandler Education Foundation
  • AZ, Guadalupe—Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley—The Thunderbirds Branch & Peggy Hoag Teen Center
  • AZ, Phoenix—National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)—Maricopa County Branch
  • AZ, Phoenix—New Pathways for Youth
  • AZ, Tempe—Junior Achievement of Arizona
  • CA, Carson—Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson—Carson Unit
  • CA, Carson—Carson Senior High School
  • CA, Costa Mesa—Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • CA, Fullerton—Boys & Girls Clubs of Fullerton—Richman Teen Center
  • CA, Lomita—Community’s Child
  • CA, Los Angeles—1736 Family Crisis Center
  • CA, Los Angeles—A Place Called Home
  • CA, Los Angeles—All Peoples Community Center
  • CA, Los Angeles—Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
  • CA, Los Angeles—Junior Achievement of Southern California
  • CA, Los Angeles—Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center
  • CA, Los Angeles—Los Angeles LGBT Center: Lifeworks
  • CA, Los Angeles—Los Angeles Team Mentoring
  • CA, Monrovia—Boys & Girls Clubs of Foothills—Monrovia Unit
  • CA, Moorpark—Boys & Girls Clubs of Moorpark—Moorpark Unit
  • CA, Sacramento—Boys & Girls Clubs of Sacramento—Teichert Branch
  • CA, San Diego—William J. Oakes Boys & Girls Club
  • CA, San Leandro—Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro
  • CA, San Pedro—Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor
  • CA, Santa Ana—KidWorks
  • CA, Torrance—North High School
  • CA, Venice—P.S. ARTS
  • CO, Denver —Metro Denver Boys & Girls Club—Boettcher Branch
  • CT, Shelton—Boys & Girls Clubs of Lower Naugatuck—Lower Naugatuck Valley Unit
  • DC, Washington—American Financial Services Association Education Foundation (AFSAEF)
  • DC, Washington—Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington: FBR Branch
  • DC, Washington—Girl Scouts of Nation’s Capital
  • DC, Washington—National Cosumers League—LifeSmarts Program
  • GA, Mableton—Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
  • GA, Norcross—Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta: A. Worley Brown Boys and Girls Club & Community Center
  • IA, Bettendorf—Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois
  • IA, Cedar Rapids—Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids
  • IA, Cedar Rapids—Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids—Cedar Rapids Unit
  • IA, Cedar Rapids—Estle Center – Tanager Place Clinic
  • IA, Cedar Rapids—Four Oaks Total Child Workforce
  • IA, Cedar Rapids—Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) or Iowa JAG, Inc.
  • IA, Cedar Rapids—Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • IA, Cedar Rapids—Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
  • IA, Cedar Rapids—Leaders, Believers, Achievers (LBA)
  • IA, Cedar Rapids—Metro High School
  • IL, Chicago—Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana
  • IL, Chicago—Rainbow Push Coalition
  • IL, Elgin—Boys & Girls Club of Elgin
  • KS, Kansas City—Boys & Girls Clubs Greater KC—Wyandotte County
  • LA, Baton Rouge—Boys & Girls of Greater Baton Rouge—Park Forest Unit
  • MA, Boston—Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
  • MA, Lowell—Boys & Girls Club of Lowell
  • MD, Baltimore—Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore—O’Donnell Heights
  • MD, Baltimore—Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore—Webster Kendrick
  • MD, Baltimore—Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
  • MD, Owings Mills—Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
  • MD, Westminster—Boys & Girls Clubs of Westminster—Westminster Unit
  • MI, Detroit—Girl Scouts of Southern Michigan
  • MI, Farmington Hills—Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan—Dick & Sandy Dauch Campus NFL/Yet—Boys & Girls Club
  • MN, Minneapolis—Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities—Southside Village
  • MO, St. Charles—Boys & Girls Clubs St. Charles County
  • NJ, Paterson—Boys & Girls Club of Paterson/Passiac—Boys & Girls Club of Paterson
  • NV, Las Vegas—Boys & Girls Club—Boulder Clubhouse
  • NV, Las Vegas—Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas—James Club House
  • NV, Las Vegas—Communities In Schools
  • NV, Las Vegas—Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • NV, Las Vegas—St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
  • NV, Las Vegas—The Public Education Foundation fiscal agent of Clark High School, The Academy of Finance
  • NY, New York—Girl Scouts of Greater New York
  • NY, New York—Point Foundation
  • NY, Newburgh—Boys & Girls Clubs of Newburgh—Newburgh Unit
  • OH, Cincinnati—Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
  • OH, Cincinnati—LeBlond Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati
  • OR, Portland—Boys & Girls Clubs Metro Portland—Regence Boys & Girls Club
  • PA, Miquon—Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • PA, Philadelphia—Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia—Wissahickon Unit
  • PR, Santurce—Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico—Boys & Girls Clubs Las Margaritas
  • TN, Franklin—Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee—Franklin Unit
  • TX, Dallas—Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
  • TX, Dallas—Junior Achievement of Dallas
  • TX, Houston—Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston—The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Metro Houston—Northwest Branch
  • TX, McKinney—Family Promise of Collin County
  • TX, McKinney—Shiloh’s Place
  • TX, Plano—Agape Resources
  • TX, Plano—Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County—Plano, Frisco and McKinney
  • TX, Plano—Hopes Door New Beginnings
  • TX, Richardson—Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas—Richardson Unit
  • TX, San Antonio—East Side Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio
  • VA, Richmond—Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond—Central Unit
  • WA, Bellevue—Boys & Girls Clubs Bellevue—The Club—New Bellevue Teen Center
  • WA, Seattle—Girl Scouts of Western Washington

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