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Medtronic Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Medtronic Scholarship Program was established in 1982 as a memorial to recognize the leadership and service Palmer J. Hermundslie gave to Medtronic as a co-founder of the company. Medtronic offers this program to aid and encourage employees’ children in continuing their education.

Scholarships are offered to children of eligible U.S. and Puerto Rico-based Medtronic employees and its subsidiaries. The program is competitive and recipients are awarded scholarships for full-time study at any accredited postsecondary institution of the student’s choice.

This 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,┬á gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants of the Medtronic Scholarship Program award must be:

  • a child (natural, adopted, stepchild or legal dependent) of a U.S. or Puerto Rico-based Medtronic, or one of its subsidiaries, employee who is:
    • an active regular employee scheduled to work 20+ hours per week or
    • a deceased employee who died while employed at Medtronic
  • age 23 or younger as of the application deadline date and must be a high school senior, high school graduate, or current undergraduate enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time* undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school

Children of Medtronic employees at Vice President level or above are not eligible for this program.

*Applicants need to be enrolled as a full-time (12+ credits) student for both fall and spring semester.

What will be awarded?

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $500 to $1,500
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only
  • Awards are limited to two awards per family per year
  • Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet the eligibility requirements
  • If the student is selected as a recipient and will not be enrolled for the full academic year, the award amount will be prorated.


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

Names of recipients may be announced in Medtronic’s internal publications.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Medtronic. Awards will be paid in one installment in mid-August.

How are recipients selected?

  • Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals, and the Applicant Appraisal.
  • Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial data is reviewed to determine the amount of each award. Recipients who do not demonstrate need or whose parents choose not to provide the requested financial information will receive a $500 honorarium award. All other recipients willl receive a $1,500 award.
  • Recipients are selected by Scholarship America. All information received is considered confidential. In no instance does any officer or employee of Medtronic play a part in the selection. Decisions of the selection committee are final and are not subject to appeal. The program is competitive; not all applicants will be selected as recipients.
  • The selection process will not be influenced or affected by the actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation of any applicant.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

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

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 22, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Medtronic has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!