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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:

  • Be dependent* children, age 26 and under, of full-time Paylocity employees who have a minimum of two (2) years of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
  • Be high school senior or graduates or current post-secondary undergraduates who plan to enroll or are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.

Children of VP-level employees and above are ineligible to apply.

*Dependent children are defined as biological, step-or legally adopted children living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.

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 April. 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.

Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Peter J. McGrail Scholarship Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

Peter J. McGrail Scholarship Program
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

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