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Danaher Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Danaher Scholarship Program seeks to relieve the financial burden of higher education costs for Danaher families, helping students to realize their life’s potential.

The 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 Danaher Scholarship Program must be:

    • Dependent* children of full-time Danaher Corporation associates who have a minimum of three (3) years continuous employment with Danaher or a Danaher-acquired company as of the application deadline date.

*Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the associate’s household or primarily supported by the associate.

  • High school seniors, final year upper secondary students or graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited three or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Applicants may not be recipients of other scholarships funded by Danaher or one of their operating companies. If selected as a recipient for more than one scholarship, the applicant must choose one.

Award Information:

Up to $128,000 in new awards will be distributed in the following manner:

  • Award Type 1: Up to ten (10) awards of $3,000 each, regardless of financial need.
  • Award Type 2: Remaining awards ranging from $3,500 to $5,000 for students demonstrating financial need.

The awards are renewable up to three times or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and full-time enrollment. The Danaher employee parent must also continue to be employed with Danaher Corporation.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Awards are not to exceed tuition, fees, books and supplies and other education expenses.


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

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Danaher Corporation. Payments will be sent in mid-August. Recipients attending school in the U.S. and Canada will be mailed checks issued in U.S. currency payable to their schools. Recipients attending school outside of the U.S. and Canada will be sent their awards via wire transfer in September.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

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

Financial need as calculated by Scholarship America must be demonstrated for the student to receive Award Type 2.

The academic evaluation for international applicants will include a review of the grade/mark-average based on the grading system used in the applicant’s country and university and results of academic examinations. This information is evaluated to complete the academic ranking of international applicants.

Provided there are qualified applicants, recipients will be selected in proportion to the number of applicants per country.

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

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

U.S. and Canadian students:

  1. 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.

Students from countries other than U.S. and Canada:

  1. Copy of your current* academic record:
    • Students currently or previously enrolled in an institution of higher education (university) must include their academic record (transcript of grades) of all higher education course work completed, and upper secondary school credential/diploma/certificate.
    • Current upper secondary school students and students who have completed less than one year of higher education (university) must include their academic record (transcript of grades) for all upper secondary education course work completed during the past three years – online records must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken, and results of academic examinations.
  2. English translation of all non-English documents. (Students/parents can translate the documents. Please upload the translated document along with a copy of the original document.)

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 17, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

*Your transcript/academic record that includes the most recent completed term of grades and credit hours.

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