The College Success Program is funded by TELACU and the generous contributions of our partners—corporations, Colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and individuals—who have joined us over the past 35 years in advancing educational opportunities for our community.
Because TELACU believes that the future leaders of our community must be engaged in meaningful careers that will change the face of our world, our TELACU Scholar cohort in large part consists of young people majoring in the fields of STEM and business. These fields of study are where our Scholars are able to most immediately find employment upon graduation and embark on long-lasting, high-impact careers. Awards of up to $5,000 are funded by TOYOTA, our Foundation’s largest corporate partner since 2007, for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Business or STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Despite the growing need for professionals in these fields, recent studies show that a disproportionately low number of Latinos—our nation’s largest and fastest-growing demographic—are pursuing degrees in these rigorous disciplines. Our partnership with TOYOTA directly addresses this need by providing our Scholars with vital financial resources and equipping them with the tools and skills they need to become the well-educated and skilled professionals who will ensure that entrepreneurship and innovation remain hallmarks of America.
TOYOTA/TELACU Scholars benefit from all elements of the College Success Program to ensure attainment of their Bachelor’s degree. They also receive individualized attention, such as interviewing skills preparation and coaching; they are provided with opportunities to pursue internship and employment opportunities with our corporate partners and receive guidance and support to successfully transition into the professional arena.