Spokane student wins $25,000 Taco Bell scholarship
SPOKANE, Wash. — This week, the Taco Bell Foundation is awarding $4.6 million in Live Más Scholarships to 531 students and employees across the country, and one of them was a young woman named Grace Ward from none other than Spokane.
She received $25,000 (the highest amount awarded) to pursue her passion of film-making. There were 13,000 total applicants to this year’s scholarship, and Grace is one of only 10 “consumer” people that won $25,000.
During her senior year of high school, Grace moved to Papua New Guinea with her family. For the past year, she has been working as a media marketing officer for an NGO which helps people in remote places get access to health and education services.
Through film, Grace would like to help bring a voice to people in indigenous communities where technology is lacking.
With her Live Más Scholarship, she plans to attend the New York Film Academy where she will pursue an education and career in filmmaking, screenwriting, graphic design or photography.
About the Live Más Scholarship:
The Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Más Scholarship is designed to help students pursue their unique passions. Unlike other scholarships, Taco Bell doesn’t choose winners based on academic merit or athletic ability.
All the application requires is a 2-minute video describing what you love to do. Both employees and any young fans of the brand, ages 16-24 can apply.
Scholarships range from $5,000-$25,000 per student.
The Taco Bell Foundation has now awarded $10.7 million total in scholarships, and is committed to awarding $21 million in scholarships by 2021.
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