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Toyota Foundation scholarship cycle closes June 5

Nancy Navales, vice president of Toyota of Puerto Rico. Nancy Navales, vice president of Toyota of Puerto Rico.

Toyota Foundation is giving students interested in careers related to the environment until June 5 to apply for financial aid offered through its university scholarship program, which awards up to $2,500 to those eligible.

High school seniors interested in studies related to the environment and those who are already studying at the undergraduate level in related careers may click here for more information. Some of the requirements are: an average of 3.5 or more to be accepted into the undergraduate program, be enrolled full time with a minimum of 12 credits, and demonstrate financial need.

“Environmental careers will determine the future of the planet. That’s why Toyota Foundation continues to promote the academic development of young people in different disciplines related to the study of the environment,” said Nancy Navales, vice president of Toyota Puerto Rico, Corp.

“This scholarship program is a reflection of the strong environmental policies in Toyota Puerto Rico, and is a tool for building professionals to actively participate in the study, research and preservation of the natural environment, a responsibility that we are very enthusiastic about,” she said.

Interested students must deliver the application and required documents to the Puerto Rico Community Foundation, on Ponce de León Ave., by the set deadline, she said.

Students who have previously received environmental scholarships from the Toyota Foundation have focused their studies in various areas, including Agriculture, Ecology, Forestry, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Earth Sciences, Geophysics, horticulture, botany, marine biology, oceanography, meteorology, Science, Zoology, Wildlife Management, Microbiology, Archaeology, Anthropology and/or geography.

If selected, the recipient is entitled to renew the scholarship annually until they complete their university studies, as long as they meet the renewal conditions. Since its establishment in 1997, Toyota Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 to more than 65 students in Puerto Rico.

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