UNCF Toyota Scholars: FAQs

What does the UNCF Toyota Scholars Scholarship cover?

The UNCF Toyota Scholars scholarship pays towards all eligible items in a student’s cost of attendance, including: tuition and fees, room and meals, books and supplies, travel and other eligible costs.

Should I complete both Phase I and Phase II applications?

We recommend that you apply to both Phase I and Phase II as both applicant pools will be reviewed and ranked independently.  If selected for a scholarship in Phase I, you will automatically be part of the applicant pool in Phase II.

If I accept the invitation to become a UNCF Toyota Scholar after not being selected in Phase I or Phase II, will there be other opportunities to compete for a scholarship?

At each “Toyota Day” Summit, we will randomly award $2,500 scholarships to two participating scholars and the top 3 teams (up to 4 scholars on each team) who compete in the Case Competition will win scholarships of $5,000 (1st place), $2,500 (2nd place) and $1,000 (3rd place).

What are the participation expectations of a UNCF Toyota Scholar?

A UNCF Toyota Scholar must:

  • Participate in the “Toyota Day” Summit held once each semester
  • Consider participating in the Case Competition (mandatory for all Toyota interns)
  • Share about their experience as a UNCF Toyota Scholar on social media #UNCFToyotaScholar

What is the application process and selection timeline?

As part of the application, students are required to complete a one-page personal statement about their career interests and goals that addresses their interest in the Program and/or Toyota.

The Phase I application closed on December 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Phase I applicants will be notified in January if they are selected as a scholarship recipient or invited to become a Toyota Scholar. 

Phase II applications must be submitted online through the UNCF website by February 9, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET.  Phase II applicants will be notified in February 2023 if they are in the semi-finalist talent pool.

All internship offers will be extended and finalized by March 2023.