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Taco Bell Foundation Awards $4.6 Million in Live Más Scholarships in its Fourth Year

"The Taco Bell Foundation announced today that it is awarding $4,625,000 in Live Más Scholarships in 2019 ranging from $5,000-$25,000 each. There are 531 winners in total, including 176 young fans of the brand, 96 Taco Bell® Restaurant employees and 259 renewal winners (those who have won Live Más Scholarships in the past and applied for a renewal). More than the Taco Bell Foundation has ever awarded in a single year, this year's scholarship award brings the Taco Bell Foundation to more than $10.7 million in total scholarships, halfway to its commitment to award $21 million in scholarships by 2021.

"At Taco Bell, we infuse innovation and passion into everything we do, and the Taco Bell Foundation has the same spirit," said Frank Tucker, Chief People Officer of Taco Bell Corp. and Chairman of the Taco Bell Foundation Board of Directors. "We are thrilled that the Taco Bell Foundation is able to inspire more Taco Bell restaurant employees and young fans of the brand to follow their dreams – whatever they may be."

The scholarship program has continued to grow year after year. The $4.6 million in funding for students' passions in 2019 is $1.6 million more than what was awarded in 2018, and represents more than a $3.5 million increase from its first year. This year's amplified funding mirrors growing interest in the scholarship, which attracted nearly 13,000 applications, up from 8,000 in 2018."

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