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Frito-Lay Launches Scholarship Program For Community Leaders

Eligible students have from now until Nov. 20 to apply for the scholarship program

Frito-Lay recently announced that it established a new scholarship program for students who are proven community leaders.

Called the Frito-Lay Community Builders Scholarship, the needs-based program was created in an effort to honor students who improve their communities, as well as to provide financial assistance to alleviate the burden of higher education costs. As part of the program, Frito-Lay will award scholarships to a total of four students, with each young community leader receiving $25,000 to help further their higher-education goals.

"At Frito-Lay, we are committed to celebrating and supporting the next generation of community leaders by providing them with resources to help build a brighter future," said Joan Cetera, vice president of corporate affairs at PepsiCo. "As these young leaders take the reins, we see a path towards a future where communities are more resilient, where diversity and inclusion are celebrated, and where every individual has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential."

The scholarship is open to students from all backgrounds throughout the United States. To be eligible, applicants must be high school seniors, graduates or current college undergraduates; plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the upcoming academic year; and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

A diverse group of employees from Frito-Lay — including frontline workers, employee resource group leaders and executives — will make up the judging panel that reviews the submitted applications.

Students are able to apply from now until the submission deadline of Nov. 20. Applicants will be notified of their award status by Jan. 30, 2024.

For more information, or to apply online, visit the Frito-Lay Community Builders Scholarship website.