College is an essential step toward success in today’s economy, but it can also be quite expensive. To help young people who desire to further their education, Toyota recently awarded $1 million in college scholarships to 100 high school graduates all across the country.
“Through these scholarships, and the many others we support across the nation, we can help students reach their education and career goals,” said Al Smith, group vice president, Toyota Social Innovation. “This program represents an important piece of our overall commitment to creating opportunities for youth and investing in their development.”
The 100 students will each receive between $5,000 and $20,000 from these Toyota scholarships to put towards their college education costs. Toyota chose the students based on academic performance, financial need, and community service. Each of the students also participated in various youth programs that Toyota sponsors. Many of the recipients are also members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
They were also invited to celebrate at Toyota’s headquarters in Plano, Texas for Toyota Scholars Day. At the celebration, the students met with mentors, toured the facility, and received a backup full of school supplies that included a new laptop.
Here at Midwest Toyota, we’re proud to endorse these efforts by our parent company to make higher education more accessible to a greater number of young Americans.