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Bausch + Lomb U.S. Scholarship Program for Dependents
Live application window: February 7, 2023 through March 7, 2023 3:00 pm CT

Bausch + Lomb has established a scholarship program to assist dependent children of Bausch + Lomb U.S.-based employees who plan to continue their education in college, vocational or technical school programs. Scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice for the upcoming school year.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be dependent* children, age 26 and under, of full-time Bausch + Lomb United States based employees who have a minimum of two (2) years of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step, or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of Bausch + Lomb Executive Committee members are ineligible.

Award Amounts

Up to twenty-five awards will be granted with up to five awards of $7,500 granted to students enrolled in a STEM field of study, and up to twenty awards of $5,000 granted to students in any field of study.

Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Bausch + Lomb. Payment is made to the school/university in one installment in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will not be considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Bausch + Lomb play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 10, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Bausch + Lomb has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

The personal information that you provide as part of the Bausch + Lomb U.S. Scholarship Program for Dependents will be used exclusively for the purposes of determining eligibility and participation in this program. If you are chosen for a Bausch + Lomb scholarship, Scholarship America will maintain your personal information for 2 years and then will securely archive the information. If you are not chosen to participate in the program, Scholarship America will delete your information after one year.