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Peter J. McGrail Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Peter J. McGrail Scholarship was established by Paylocity in 2017 in honor of their late CFO. The award was created in Peter’s legacy to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college, upholding Peter’s steadfast belief that learning and curiosity propel lives.

May those who receive this annual scholarship embrace learning as a lifelong pursuit, capitalizing on their potential and the power of education to become lifelong learners, just like Peter.

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, gender, disability, or national origin.


Applicants to The Peter J. McGrail Scholarship must meet all eligibility requirements, including:

  • Must be an unmarried, dependent child/stepchild of a current Paylocity employee. Current Paylocity employee must be with the company for at least two years by application deadline.
  • Must be 17–26 years of age as of the application deadline.
  • Must have demonstrated sound academic performance in high school.
  • Must have or be in position to receive a high school diploma prior to dispersal of the award.
  • Must be accepted and/or actively enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Applicant’s college/university enrollment must be full-time in pursuit of their first undergraduate degree.
  • Children of VP-level employees and above are ineligible to apply.

Award Information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of $2,500. Up to fifteen (15) awards will be granted.
  • Awards are not renewable, however students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Awards are for undergraduate and vocational-technical study only.


Selection Information:

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • academic record
  • demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • work experience
  • statement of goals and aspirations
  • unusual personal or family circumstances
  • an online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Paylocity play a part in the selection.

All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Paylocity. Scholarships are granted in one installment in mid-July.


Paylocity reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

As part of your application, your application must include the following documents:

  • 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.
  • A high-resolution head and shoulders photograph (2.5 x 3.5) to be used only in awardee announcements if you are selected as a recipient of the scholarship.
  • One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

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

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