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Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

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Edwards Lifesciences Foundation established a scholarship program to assist current high school seniors residing in Orange County, CA, Salt Lake County, UT, or Puerto Rico or a child of an Edwards Lifesciences employee who plan to continue their education in college in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) majors. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time STEM study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university of the student’s choice.

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, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Scholarship Program must:

  • Be a current high school senior residing in Orange County, California or Salt Lake County, Utah or Puerto Rico or be a child (or in the guardianship) of an Edwards Lifesciences employee
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for scholarship renewal

Children of Edwards Lifesciences employees are eligible to apply, regardless of resident location, if they meet all other eligibility requirements above.

Award Information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award, which can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies only.
  • Up to twelve (12) awards will be granted each year.
  • Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
  • Renewal is contingent upon continuing to major in a STEM field of study and satisfactory academic performance of maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) and continuation of the program by Edwards Lifesciences Foundation.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

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 Edwards Lifesciences Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • 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

Financial need as calculated by Scholarship America must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Edwards Lifesciences Foundation 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 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.
    Note: If you are unable to access your transcript due to a school closure, please email edwards@scholarshipamerica.org for further assistance.
  • Copy of your Student Aid Report from your FAFSA filing.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by 3:00 p.m. Central Time on May 29, 2020. Please select a recommender that you know will have access to their email.

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

Edwards Lifesciences Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!