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The Cencora Impact Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed
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The Cencora Impact Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist associates’ children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational-technical school. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice within the United States or Canada.

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.

Applicants to The Cencora Impact Foundation Scholarship Program must:

  • Be dependent* children of regular full-time or part-time Cencora associates who have a minimum of six (6) months of employment with the company as of the application deadline.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the associate’s household or primarily supported by the associate.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school within the United States or Canada for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) if attending a four-year institution; OR have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) if attending a two-year college or a vocational-technical school.

Children of officers are ineligible to apply.


Four (4) awards of $10,000 each will be granted to recipients attending a traditional four-year college or university; and four (4) awards of $5,000 will be granted to recipients attending a community college or vocational-technical school.

Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year for four consecutive years as long as they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in late February.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Cencora Impact Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in mid-July.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic information
  • Leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours, and term in which the course was taken.
  • A copy of the first two pages of the associate’s most recently filed tax return that was used to complete the Financial Information section (Please black out SSN).

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.

Two (2) online recommendation forms must be submitted on your behalf no later than December 21, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time. One recommendation must be submitted from a school official, and the other must be from a community-related reference.

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

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