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Nestlé Professional Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 17, 2023 11:59 pm ET

Nestlé Professional is proud to sponsor a scholarship program to assist children of active employees of Nestlé Professional to pursue higher education. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at any accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible application are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Information provided in response to the gender and ethnicity questions on the profile page is voluntary. That information is for statistics reporting only and will not be shared with the selection committee.

Applicants to the Nestlé Professional Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children of active, full-time or permanent part-time employees of Nestlé Professional who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date. Years of uninterrupted service with a business purchased by Nestlé count toward meeting this requirement.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children, stepchildren, or legal wards living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Applicants can receive only one scholarship from Nestlé during any one school year (with the exception of the L.J. Minor Factory). Nestlé scholarship recipients may accept additional scholarships from other sources.

Children of company officers at the Vice President level and above may not apply.

The Nestlé Professional Scholarship is only for dependent children of active Nestlé Professional employees in the U.S.

If the employee works for Nestlé USA, Nestlé Nutrition, or Nestlé Health & Science, please do not complete this application. These operating companies have their own scholarship program. Please contact the appropriate HR representative for information on their scholarship program.

If the employee works for Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Nespresso, or Nestlé IT, please note these operating companies currently do not have a scholarship program at this time.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,100 award.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years provided that recipients maintain a course load of at least 12 credits per academic period and a grade point average each term of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Renewal award amounts may also vary annually. Continued parental employment is also required for award renewal.

Awards are for undergraduate study only. Courses taken after attainment of a bachelor’s degree do not qualify even if related to a second undergraduate degree or curriculum.


All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Nestlé Professional. Payment is made in mid July.

Selection of Recipients

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 goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation. Financial need is not considered. The applicant’s parent must remain an active part- or full-time employee at the time of selection.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Nestlé Professional 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:

  • 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 an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 22, 2023 11:59 pm ET.

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

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