Team Tacala Scholarship



Tacala is dedicated to supporting teens in the communities where we do business. This includes our teen Team Members who we want to excel and achieve Mas in life. In 2014, we introduced the Team Tacala Scholarship to help our teen Team Members reach their goals for post-High School education. This program offers them the opportunity to apply for college or post-secondary vocational institution scholarships starting at $1,000. We were thrilled to fund scholarships for every applicant, distributing $115,000 to 38 recipients in our first year. Following that successful year, interest in the program and the number of applicants grew dramatically. In 2017, we distributed $218,000 to 93 applicants! We look forward to the continued success of this great program.  




·         April 1                          Online Application Available

·         May 13                         Application Deadline

·         May 14  – June 17       Application Review Process

·         July 1 – July 22          Scholarship Celebrations With Amount Reveal 




  • A High School Senior or a current college student with a GPA of 2.0+
  • An employee in good standing of Tacala, with a minimum of six (6) months of continuous employment by such entity as of the date of application
  • Employed in a restaurant position (Team Member, Trainer, Shift Leader, Assistant General Manager, or Restaurant General Manager, etc.)
  • An employee of Tacala in good standing and in a Restaurant Position at the time the scholarship awards are announced
  • On-track to apply for accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational programs (including accredited two- and four-year college, universities, vocational-technical, and trade schools) pending receipt of a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Must fill out the online application completely and submit NO LATER THAN Monday, May 13. There will be no exceptions to this deadline.
  • Can be a prior Recipient of a Team Tacala Scholarship under the following conditions:

o   Have used all previous year(s) scholarship(s).

o   Must meet all of the eligibility requirements and submit a new application.

o   New scholarships will be funded prior to repeat scholarships