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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Toyota has teamed up with Kentucky colleges to create more engineers.

The company announced a $1.7 million investment to increase opportunities for underrepresented students and help them earn engineering degrees. The program will provide full-tuition scholarships to female and minority students, along with needed resources to earn a degree from the University of Kentucky or University of Louisville.

Starting this fall, 35 students over a five-year period will be chosen for the scholarships. 

They'll also participate in a paid co-op at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in Georgetown.

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