Capacity-Building Programs

Toyota TCU STEM Award Application

The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) in partnership with Toyota invite your tribal college and university (TCU) to apply for consideration for the Toyota STEM Award.

The STEM award will honor four TCUs who have the most established, innovative projects in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a new Toyota vehicle and $5,000.

A panel comprised from College Fund employees, non-tribal college Native faculty, and Toyota employees will choose four winning TCUs based on how well their entries meet the criteria.

The timeline:


March 29, 2017: Q&A Webinar for TCUs

April 14, 2017: Nomination Deadline (Due by 5 p.m. MST)

May 15, 2017: Winners Announced

Summer 2017: Award Ceremony at winning TCU

Please read over the following application for detailed information about the contest, including detailed criteria for nominations and prize breakdowns.

To add your photos and videos to your application for consideration, go to our DropBox folder.

If you have any questions, please contact Taylor Kingsbery, Program Administrator for TCUs at

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM), creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to advancing mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands.  Over the past 60 years, we’ve produced more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold almost 2.6 million cars and trucks (2.45 million in the U.S.) in 2016 – and about 85 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.  

Toyota partners with community, civic, academic, and governmental organizations to address our society’s most pressing mobility challenges. We share company resources and extensive know-how to support non-profits to help expand their ability to assist more people move more places. For more information about Toyota, visit