Taco Bell Foundation’s Scholarship



That’s right! The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We’re looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers.


In 2018, the Taco Bell Foundation will be awarding $3 million in Live Más Scholarships. $1 million will be awarded through our new applicant program, $1.5 million through our renewal program for previous recipients, and $500,000 through our program for Taco Bell restaurant employees.


Create an account and submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the story of your life’s passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This is not about how well you can make a film – we just want you to show us your passion and explain why you should be considered for a Live Más Scholarship.


You don’t have to be an aspiring filmmaker – you just have to showcase your passion.


Think about filming this video on your phone, computer, tablet, your school or library’s computer lab, or on any other MP4 video enabled camera to which you have access. Your video must be 2 minutes or less to ensure it’s easy to upload to the application.

Call for Applications, 2018 Taiwan-US Policy Program

This ambitious program educates and informs mid-level experts (age 28-43) about Taiwan and U.S.-Taiwan relations. TUPP consists of two consecutive programs, including seminars in Washington, D.C. and a research trip to Taiwan. The first year of the program was conducted from August 16-29, 2017. More information about TUPP, including information for next year’s program, and how to apply, can be found on this page.

TUPP is a groundbreaking two-week program that enhances the understanding of Taiwan among future American policy leaders. It provides a unique opportunity for America’s emerging leaders to gain the necessary personal experiences in Taiwan that will enable them to appreciate Taiwanese perspectives on cross-Strait matters, Taiwan’s role in the world, and the importance of U.S.-Taiwan relations.

In 2018, TUPP is expected to be held in June. The program will begin with 2-3 days in Washington, D.C. where the delegation will be briefed by U.S. officials, academics, and think tank experts. This will be followed by the Taiwan leg of the trip, where TUPP fellows will visit several cities and meet with a range of individuals from government, business, non-governmental organizations, and academia. The trip will involve exposure to Taiwan’s culture, history, and politics.

TUPP fellows are expected to have a demonstrated history of professional achievement and interest in policy. Applicants should range in age from 28 to 43 years old and have functional as well as regional expertise. Stipends are not provided, but all program related expenses are covered.

The program offers an unparalleled opportunity for America’s future policy leaders to benefit from exposure to Taiwan. Each participant will gain transformative in-country knowledge that will empower them to analyze future challenges involving Taiwan and undertake informed policy decisions and analysis.

Funding for TUPP in 2017 was provided by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, the Global Taiwan Institute, the London School of Economics Alumni Association, as well as a few private donors.


  • Minimum of a master’s degree
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in a think tank, government agency, or university
  • Individuals do not need to be specifically China/Taiwan or regional experts
  • Should have either never been to Taiwan or only traveled to Taiwan on vacation or to attend a conference
  • Do not need to reside in Washington, D.C.
  • All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents


Fellows will be expected to commit two weeks (June 2018) in Washington and Taiwan. All fellows will be required to write a short article on a topic related to U.S. policy toward Taiwan upon conclusion of the program.


In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.

Call for Applications, Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship 2018 in the UK

Deadline:  4 March 2018
Open to: entrepreneurs from North America and Europe, especially from Jewish and Muslim communities
Venue: 29 July – 4 August 2018 at Windsor Castle’s, George’s House in the UK


The mission of the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship is to forge bridges across boundaries between minority communities in Europe and North America, particularly (but not exclusively) Jewish and Muslim. Over time, this is being achieved through building a network of entrepreneurs and community leaders invested in empowering pluralistic societies, nurturing wisdom and collaborative leadership.

“The AdR Fellowship has been a forerunner in predictive disruption nearly 10 years ago by realizing that existing interfaith activities could not bring their desired impact to scale.
AdRF’s model combining entrepreneurship with social sciences advocates that doing good while doing business go hand in hand. It helps its fellows learn how to navigate uncertainty, act on future trends and contribute to the emergence of a new economic paradigm.
AdRF acknowledges that the challenge may not lie ultimately in people’s propensity to change, but in their ability to adapt to the pace the world requires”Ariane de Rothschild

Since its inception in 2009, the AdR Fellowship has been passionately committed to diversity, the promotion of cross-cultural and religious understanding, and the respect for human dignity. In a world where divisive forces polarize people and communities, these values are ever more urgent and vital.

There is already a large amount of interfaith initiatives but little focus addresses interreligious and cross-cultural relations from a social innovation and business-driven perspective. AdRF strongly believes that entrepreneurs and social innovators can make a huge impact on their environment and in bridging to other communities.

The Fellowship focuses on entrepreneurs from North America and Europe, especially from Jewish and Muslim communities, who demonstrate a proven commitment towards inclusion while at the same time strengthening the sustainability of their organization.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • who demonstrate convincingly their potential for both economic self-sufficiency and social impact;
  • with at least a tested proof of concept or (even better) a solid track-record in developing a socially impactful business in wide-ranging sectors ( housing, food, education, art, health, environment, technology…) ;
  • and a commitment to empower under-served communities, reduce isolation and build collaboration with society at large.

The AdR Fellow is a visionary leader who challenges retrenchment and fear of the Other. She/he endeavors to make a real impact through developing innovative solutions and promoting inclusive collaboration.


The Fellowship is fully underwritten by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation. All selected candidates are provided with return tickets from and to their place of residence, accommodation and in-residence meals.

Successful candidates will be subject to a deposit check of $500 which is refundable at the end of the summer session.


  • Business: Doing good while driving revenue and sustainability;
  • Differences: We believe they exist and should be respected but should be harnessed  to rise above and cross-fertilize;
  • What’s sacred: Human dignity;
  • Disruption: True transformation can only happen with a level of boldness, discomfort and risk;
  • Religion:  What divides us can also unite us;
  • Program: exploration of business models for social change/ reflection on minority identities and global challenges/ peer-to-peer support;
  • What’s in it for you? An incredible opportunity to think, train, collaborate and transform;
  • What do we expect from you? Rigor, creativity and commitment.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section

The official web-page.

POET Never Satisfied Scholarships are open to students enrolled in any U.S. two- or four-year post-secondary school


If you consider higher education the first step toward your higher aspirations, POET wants to help you get there.

POET Never Satisfied Scholarships are open to students enrolled in any U.S. two- or four-year post-secondary school, regardless of major or GPA. Never Satisfied Scholars receive up to $5,000 each, and will have the opportunity to visit the POET Sioux Falls campus during the school year.

Scholarship applications are due by 2/2/2018. Click APPLY to learn more about what makes a Never Satisfied Scholar.

Call for Applications, International Development Youth Forum 2018

Deadline:  17 December 2017
Open to: young people between 18 and 28 years old from all over the world
Venue: 11– 18 March 2018 in Tokyo, Japan


Applications are now invited from youth worldwide to participate in the International Development Youth Forum (IDYF) 2018 taking place from March 11th to 18th, 2018 at the Youth education National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo, Japan. The forum focused especially on “How could the use/advancement of ICT contribute to achieving inclusiveness within society?” as a theme by using three specific case studies (1.Introducing ICT into working style reform in Japan, 2.ICT application into Agriculture in Vietnam, and 3.Role of ICT in post-conflict reconciliation in Colombia), you can discuss the nature of development, including its goals and the roles of multinational corporations, in order to create a new vision for ‘development’ that addresses the limitations of our current economic system with 40 selected participants from diverse nationalities.

Since 2012, International Development Youth Forum has been held annually and many highly motivated youths, who are willing to make a contribution for International Development have gotten together from all over the world and each time we have designed our future by proposing innovative and local-oriented solutions for developing issues in the world. Don’t miss this great chance to get life-changing and “WORLD-CHANGING” experience at this outstanding conference!.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Those who are around 18 to 28 years old
  • Those who have not participated in previous IDYFs
  • Fluency in English for discussion and presentation
  • Must be able to attend all programs during the forum

Costs & Scholarships

If you are selected to participate in IDYF 2018, you will be required to pay 36,000 JPY, which covers your accommodation, meals, and transportation fees during the forum (Sun. 11 March to Sun. 18 March 2018).

  • It doesn’t include transportation fees from the airport to the venue, accommodation fee before / after the program, or insurance.
  • Optional tour on 18th is not covered.
  • Payment details will be announced after the results of the selection.

IDYF 2018 has two separate application forms, one for self-funded candidates, and another for scholarship candidates. Note that you cannot apply for both.

This year, scholarships will be given to up to three applicants who show extraordinary skills, experiences or knowledge on each of the case studies but have financial difficulties to cover ONLY participation costs.

  • Applicants who wish to apply for the scholarship must submit the application form for scholarship applicants. Only those who passed the document screening will be invited to Skype interview
  • Applicants who wish to apply for the scholarship must submit the application form for scholarship applicants, not the one for the self-funded applicants.  Those who passed the document screening will be invited to Skype interview.


Please submit online application form by 17th December 2017, 23:59 JST (GMT/UTC +09:00)


If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: idyf2017.enquiry@gmail.com.

The official web-page.

TMG Space Camp Scholarship Applications 2018 are now open

TMG Space Camp Scholarship Applications are now open through January 15, 2018.

This scholarship is for 100% of the tuition to 1 week of space camp (July 8-13, 2018) and includes a flight suit, transportation and a small spending stipend. The total value is approximately $2,500.

Welcome students! We are happy you are here. Please fill review the application requirements below to make sure you qualify before applying. If you choose to apply, please make sure you complete all 3 parts of the application by January 15, 2018 to be considered for selection.

Applications are due no later than 11:59pm CST on January 15, 2018

Application requirements include:

  • Must join the TMG Student Space Ambassador Leadership Program (see themarsgeneration.org for information and to signup)
  • Family must qualify for the USDA FREE lunch program. We do require verification of your family qualification of the USDA FREE lunch program if you are awarded a scholarship.
  • Must live in the continental U.S. (Lower 48 states)
  • Must be able to attend Space Camp the week of July 7-13, 2018
  • Have never attended Space Camp USA in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Must be between the age of 15-17 as of July 1, 2018.
  • Application must be submitted by 11:59pm January 15, 2018

Application for the scholarship consists of 3 parts:

  1. Fill out the application form which includes an outreach project proposal. Students who are awarded a TMG Space Camp Scholarship will be required to complete an outreach project where they share their Space Camp experience with their community.
  2. Student will need to create and submit a short video (under 5 minutes) introducing themselves and explaining why STEM education and/or space exploration are important to the future of humankind. Videos will need to be emailed to scholarships@themarsgeneration.org with the student’s full name and words “Space Camp Scholarship Application 2018” in Subject line of the email as well as in the title of the video file.
  3. Students will need to have a mentor or teacher fill out out a recommendation form.

Now Accepting Applications for the JACL Kakehashi Program 2017-2018!

September 20, 2017                                                                                         
Contact:   Kenzi Hirai, Norman Y. Mineta Fellow
                  Elle Kurata, Daniel K. Inouye Fellow        japanprogram@jacl.org
January 2016 JACL Kakehashi Program Participants
Picture provided by: Taylor Kim
Apply now for the 2017-2018 JACL Kakehashi Program! Up to 200 participants will be selected to participate in this year’s JACL Kakehashi Program, coordinated by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and supported by funding from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The goal of the JACL Kakehashi Program is to build relations between Japan and Japanese Americans/Asian Americans. The program provides participants with a better understanding of Japan through a variety of fields, including politics, economics, and culture. JACL Kakehashi Program alumni are encouraged to become effective advocates in enhancing U.S. – Japan relations.
Participants selected in a competitive process will travel to Japan for 9-days where they will visit a number of historical and educational sites, experience traditional and cultural activities, and participate in a homestay with a local family.
Check out the website to apply to be a participant or a supervisor.
Trip Schedule 
Trip Date
Application Deadline
Copy of Passport Deadline
Notification of Selection 
Trip 1:
December 13-20, 2017
October 9, 2017 No later than October 31, 2017 Early November 2017
Trip 2:
March 12-20, 2018
January 2, 2018
No later than January 25, 2016
Early November 2016
Program and Application Guidelines
Applicants must be (1) a student in good standing currently enrolled in accredited college or university OR a young professional who has completed a minimum of a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university; (2) between the ages of 18-25 years old, (3) Japanese American or Asian American heritage. Please click here for additional program and eligibility guidelines.
You do not need to be a JACL member to be eligible.
The online application is available here. All applications and requested documentation must be received by the deadlines specified on the application.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact Elle Kurata or Kenzie Hirai at japanprogram@jacl.org, or call 202-223-1240 (Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:30pm EST).