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McKesson Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: May 11, 2020 3:00 pm CT

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 scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

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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 the year in which the award is given 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.

Children of international McKesson employees (other than Canadian employees) are not eligible to participate in this program.

Recipients of McKesson National Merit Scholarships are not eligible to participate in the program.

Award Information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award.
  • Up to thirty (30) 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.

Notification

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

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the McKesson Foundation. Payments are made in equal installments in mid-August and mid-December.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational 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 $60,000. 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. 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.
  • English translations for all non-English documents.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by 3:00 p.m. CT on May 14, 2020.

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. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!