UNCF Toyota Scholars Program

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Toyota is a global mobility company that is committed to the principle of mobility for all.  It is driven by the belief that mobility is an essential component of the human experience where everyone has the freedom to move. In order to achieve this vision, Toyota believes that people, whether they are customers or not, come first. This belief also extends to the company’s corporate culture.  Additionally, Toyota’s community efforts focus on education. Together with its partners, the company is collectively working to prepare, motivate and inspire students for high-growth careers. 

The UNCF Toyota Scholars Program is a professional development initiative for HBCU students. It offers need- and merit-based scholarships, career-readiness training, summer internship opportunities and other tools for success. UNCF Toyota Scholars supports college success and completion for high-achieving minority students, while preparing scholars for career opportunities at Toyota.

Program Eligibility Requirements:

*Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

*Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

*Be an underrepresented minority student classified as a sophomore or junior during the application process.

*Be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year public or private historically Black college or university (HBCU).

*Majoring in one of the following acceptable majors: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Cloud Computing, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Mining and Analytics, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science(s), Finance, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management and Logistics.

*Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

*Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by your college or university.

** Students who meet the above eligibility criteria AND complete their application will be invited to participate in the UNCF Toyota Scholars Program. All scholars can benefit from the following program features. 

Program Features (Multiple Scholarship Opportunities Available):

*Opportunity to be considered for a  paid summer 2023 12-week internship at Toyota and merit-based scholarship up to $7,500. Housing and airfare to and from internship location will be provided. 

*Exclusive access to participate in the "Toyota Day" Summit to be held in spring 2023 semester. Participants have the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship during the "Toyota Day" Summit.

*A chance to participate in the Toyota Scholars Case Competition. The top three competing teams will receive merit-based scholarship awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.

*UNCF Toyota Scholars will receive consideration for career opportunities at Toyota post-graduation.

Expectations of a UNCF Toyota Scholar:

*Participate in the "Toyota Day" Summit.

*Consider participating in the Case Competition (mandatory for all Toyota interns).

*Share about their experience as a UNCF Toyota Scholar on social media #UNCFToyotaScholar.

Application Process:

Students must submit an online application through the UNCF scholarship site. The application must include:

*A response to the essay question about career interest and goals that addresses why they are interested in the UNCF Toyota Scholars Program

*A current resume

*An unofficial copy of current transcript to include cumulative GPA.

Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of their invitation into the UNCF Toyota Scholars Program and/or scholarship decisions within 8 weeks after the application closing date.

For account login issues, call a UNCF representative at 202-810-0258 Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST.

For more information, please contact Yves Pierre at yves.pierre@uncf.org 

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