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Meet the 2021 Live Más Scholarship Winners!


One of our favorite days of the year at Border is the one where we travel to different restaurants and surprise team members with thousands of dollars in scholarship money from the Taco Bell foundation. It’s a big day of celebrating our team members and their futures. We want our team members to strive for success, both within and outside of our company. That’s why the  Live Más Scholarship means so much to us.

This year, seven Border Foods employees received grants totaling to $60,000. Below, you’ll find a video of our epic scholarship reveals and a listing of the 2021 recipients. Learn about our scholars’ dreams by clicking on each image.


Simon Minor
Passion: Music
Restaurant: Sturgis, MI (#032990)

Rebecca Christenson
Passion: Community Service
Restaurant: Ulysses, MN (#034948)

James Peter
Passion: Civil Engineering
Restaurant: Three Rivers, MI (#033023)

James Brillhart
Passion: Sustainability
Restaurant: Lowell, MI (#033007)

Brendan Conard
Passion: Software Engineering
Restaurant: Rockford, MI (#032574)

Lee Lor
Passion: Nursing
Restaurant: Brooklyn Center, MN (#003378)

Jamie Riddle
Passion: Dancing
Restaurant: DeForest, WI (#031965)
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