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The program is currently closed. Please check back in January for updated program information.


Paychex Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Paychex offers a competitive scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college or vocational programs. Each year, twelve (12) new scholarships are offered for part- or full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student’s choice.

The Paychex Scholarship Program is independently managed by Scholarship America. 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, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Paychex Scholarship Program must:

  • Be children*, age 25 and under, of full-time Paychex employees with a minimum of one (1) year of service as of the application deadline.
    *Child is defined as the son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, legally adopted child, or legal ward supported solely by the guardian.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in part- or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,500 award. 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 satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, continued Paychex employment of the student’s parent and continuation of the program by Paychex.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

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 goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Finalists are selected by Scholarship America. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified in June whether or not they have been awarded a scholarship. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Paychex. Provided the parent remains an active employee, payments are made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload 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.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation must be submitted on your behalf.

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

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