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McKesson Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The McKesson Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the largest U.S. 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.

Instructions en Français.

Applicants to the McKesson Foundation Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent children* of benefit-eligible McKesson Corporation regular full-time or regular part-time (30+ hours) employees in the U.S. or Canada.
    *Dependent children are children who qualify for benefits provided by the company.
  • High school/secondary school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll no later than fall of 2024 or students who are currently enrolled in full-time** undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
    **Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Students pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

Students are not eligible for this program if they are:

  • Dependents of McKesson employees whose assigned work location is outside of Canada and the U.S.
  • Pursuing a second undergraduate degree or graduate degree.
  • A McKesson employee.

Applications must be completed by the student, an employee/parent/guardian should not complete an application on the student’s behalf.

Award Information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $3,500 award.
  • Up to forty (40) awards will be granted each year.
  • Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, is earned, whichever occurs first.
  • Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by the McKesson Foundation.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Recipients who attend a United States Military Academy will receive a one-time, nonrenewable award.


Applicants will be notified of their status in early July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

  • If you are selected as a recipient, your award will be processed via check in one payment in mid-August.
  • The check will be payable to your school and mailed to your home address in a Scholarship America envelope.
  • You must give the check to your college’s student accounting department for endorsement and processing.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An outside appraisal
  • Financial need
  • This is a need-based scholarship program, and priority will be given to families with household incomes of less than $80,000. Recipients must demonstrate need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or associate of the McKesson Foundation or McKesson 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:

  • 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.
  • English translations for all non-English documents.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 29, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

The McKesson Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America to provide this scholarship opportunity. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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