Toyota proudly announces its 2023 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 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 are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants of the Making Life Easier Scholarship Program 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.
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 Toyota. Students may receive the award a maximum of four years.
The award must be applied towards undergraduate or graduate school related expenses only at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, professional school or vocational-technical school in the United States.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Recipients must demonstrate financial need.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. Toyota 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 2023. 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. Payments are made in equal installments on August 1 and December 15.
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.
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