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Introducing the 2021 Carol Williams Scholarship Award Recipients!

The Carol Williams Scholarship Award was created in in 2018 after Carol, our late Vice President of Operations, passed away. Known as one of the greatest Taco Bell operators of all time, Carol Williams got her start at Border Foods in the late 1990s. She was responsible for the foundation in which our company sits on today, and she’s the founder of our deeply rooted family culture. When Carol passed…

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Visit a Taco Bell and Help End Hunger

At Border Foods, we care about the communities we do business in.  Now more than ever, we know so many are facing hardships of all kinds. That’s why we’re excited to join forces with our Taco Bell guests, and give back where we can. Beginning 3/18, you can choose to add one more dollar to any transaction at any Border Foods Taco Bell. We’ll take the change and donate it…

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Mark your calendar: Last Scholarship Day March 13

Our scholarship open houses this year have been very successful! We have enjoyed hanging out, answering questions, and more importantly, helping team members fill out their scholarship applications. We wanted to give all team members the opportunity to attend an open house in their area. So, if you are an eligible candidate who has not yet filled out a scholarship form, come on down to one of these locations Saturday,…

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Border Foods & Carol Williams Scholarship Questions? We have answers.

Applications for the Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarship Awards are now open (click here to apply) and we’re hitting the ground running with a few FAQS to read before you apply: Program overview Award details Application details Notifications Document upload Application status Program overview Who is eligible to apply? To be eligible for the Border Foods Scholarship Award, you must: be pursuing any post-secondary education. be an employee of…

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Apply Now for the Live Más Scholarship

Are you a student who would like to pursue a passion and make a change in your community or in the world? If so, and you are between the age of 16 and 26, the Taco Bell Live Más scholarship might be perfect for you! Last year, after reviewing more than 850 Live Más Scholarship applications, the Taco Bell Foundation granted 120 scholarships. Four of our Border Foods team members received…

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Border Foods Family Gives Back

At Border Foods, giving back is a fundamental part of our culture. Our mission to Make Lives Better applies not only to our own team members, but also to the communities in which we operate in. So, this holiday season, we found some fun ways to do good in our communities. From the Quad cities to Sioux Falls, our teams gathered to clock paid volunteer hours at various Feeding America…

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Carol Williams Scholarship Update: Joe Van Acker

Meet Joe Van Acker, a 2020 Carol Williams Scholarship recipient from Alexandria, MN. We surprised him with the award news this spring and caught up with now to see how the $5,500 has helped him so far. How has the scholarship award impacted your educational opportunities? This scholarship has given me the ability to pay for my first year of college without the need for loans. What are you looking…

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Border Foods Scholarship Update: Elaina Lucas

Every year, eligible Border Foods employees have the opportunity to apply for the Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarship awards. With our application opening date fast approaching, we’re catching up with past recipients to see where they are now! How has the scholarship award impacted your educational opportunities? Winning the Border Foods & Carol Williams Scholarship helped make my goals achievable. I never dreamed I would be able to afford…

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Taco Bell Foundation Give Back to Border Foods Communities

Every year, our Border team members ask customers to Round Up — a fundraising tool used across Taco Bell to support the Taco Bell Foundation. In turn, the foundation helps young people and team members explore their career passions through scholarships, experiences and community support. What’s more, 50% of the funds raised in each local Taco Bell community stay in the community. To that end, this year, Border Foods is…

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Congrats to our 2020 Border and Carol Williams Scholars!

  We are so excited to officially announce the 2020 Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarship recipients! The scholarships were created in tandem as a way to help Border Foods team members reach higher education goals. The Carol Williams Scholarship carries extra special meaning as it celebrates the memory, passion and dedication of our late VP of Operations, Carol Williams. (watch a quick clip about the scholarship). This year, we…

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