Kona Taco Bell Employee Awarded $10,000 Scholarship

June 1, 2018, 8:11 AM HST (Updated June 1, 2018, 5:16 PM)

Kona Taco Bell employee Caleb Kow was recently awarded a $10,000 Live Más Scholarship to help him pursue his passion through education.

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Kow was one of 300 employees and youth selected from nearly 8,000 submissions to receive a share of $3 million in scholarships from the Taco Bell Foundation.


Kow has been a Taco Bell team member for more than a year. He is a graduate of Kealakehe High School, where he was president of the Kealakehe Key Club, a member of the National Honor Society and participated in cross country. Kow will attend UH Hilo in the fall and plans to study biology. His eventual goal is to study medicine at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.

The Live Más Scholarship was designed to help innovators and creators aged 16 to 24 pursue unique passions that may not necessarily fit into the traditional “academic” or “athletic” scholarship categories. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $25,000 per student and contribute to the foundation’s goal of awarding $10 million by 2022.



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