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Boston Scientific Foundation Scholarship
Deadline to apply: April 21, 2021 3:00 pm CT

The Boston Scientific Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist dependent children of full-time U.S. based employees pursuing higher education at a two- or four-year college or university.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America ®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the Boston Scientific Foundation Scholarship must:

  • Be dependent* children, under age 26, of full-time U.S. based Boston Scientific employees who have a minimum of 6 months of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children include those of the employee or their spouse or domestic partner for whom they are financially responsible, as well as natural, adopted, step-children and legal wards.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current post-secondary undergraduates.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.

Award Information:

The authorized distribution for awards is up to $300,000 (new and renewal). Awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 will be granted, as follows:

  • Boston Scientific Foundation Scholarship – This scholarship provides awards up to $3,000 a year for recipients attending a four-year college/university or up to $1,500 a year for recipients attending two-year colleges/universities.
  • Pete Nicholas Scholarship – The Pete Nicholas scholarship provides awards up to $5,000 a year to a high school senior. Up to three Pete Nicholas scholarships will be awarded annually.

If a high school student is selected to receive the Pete Nicholas Scholarship, they will only receive one type of scholarship award, not both.

Awards are renewable up to three years or until an associate’s or bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and continued status as a full-time student.

In accordance with IRS regulations, the number of scholarships granted will be equal to or less than twenty-five percent (25%) of eligible applications received. These awards will be administered in full compliance with IRS Revenue Procedure 76-47.

Scholarship funds may only be used for tuition and academic fees and may not be used for room, board, books, or non-academic fees.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Financial need will be considered
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation
  • An additional essay will also be evaluated for the Pete Nicholas Scholarship

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Boston Scientific Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Boston Scientific Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in early August. Scholarship amount is based on full time attendance and are subject to change if the student’s status is no longer full time.

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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) from your FAFSA.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 25, 2021 3:00 pm.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

The Boston Scientific Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!