This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the PepsiCo Foundation Family Scholars (formerly the ExCEL Scholarship) must:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award up to $5,000 (USD). Awards may be renewed at the same level for up to three additional years or until undergraduate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by the PepsiCo Foundation.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of PepsiCo or the PepsiCo Foundation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified in June.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the PepsiCo Foundation. Payment is made in one installment in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Students must provide English translations for all non-English language documents. Copies of documents in original language should accompany all translations.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.