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Toyota Grants 22 Scholarships to APIA Students

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Toyota announced today that it has awarded 22 Asian Pacific Islander American students with financial aid to support their studies in the STEM fields. The scholarships will cover $5,000 in tuition costs for two years at the university of their choice.

The scholarships were awarded on May 14th as a part of the fourth annual Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund awards dinner and reception, which was held at the Toyota Automotive Museum. They will support students studying various disciplines in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at universities such as MIT and University of California, Irvine.

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“The scholarship recipients were selected from a pool of nearly 9,000 applicants,” said Tracey Doi, Toyota group vice president and chief financial officer. “Toyota is proud to recognize and celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of the 22 APIASF scholars.  The commitment to community service and personal excellence of these future leaders is truly inspiring and we are excited to be a part of their journey.”

Two of the scholarships were subsidized by Toyota Giving Circles, Toyota Asian American Powered by Associates, and Network of Filipino Toyota Associates in partnership with Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

Additionally, Toyota executives Karen Ideno, Doug Murtha, and Julia Wada, and Toyota team members Shawn Kumar and Kelsey Yu participated in a panel discussion on the topic, “What has inspired you in your personal and professional development?” Kumar and Yu are uniquely qualified as members of Generation Y.

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Dawn Carberry is the digital marketing manager and the head blogger for the Haddad Automotive Group, located in the city of Pittsfield in Western MA. The Haddad Auto Group includes Haddad Toyota, Haddad Subaru, Haddad Hyundai, and Haddad Nissan new car dealerships, and Haddad of South County used cars.