Proudly funded by the PepsiCo Foundation, PepsiCo’s ExCEL Scholarship program supports postsecondary education for children of PepsiCo employees.
Obtaining a higher education plays a critical role in helping students achieve economic mobility, providing growth opportunities. Since 1996 PepsiCo has shown its commitment to our employees and their families by providing thousands of scholarships to the sons and daughters of PepsiCo employees.
PepsiCo’s ExCEL Scholarship program highlights the company’s holistic Positive Value Chain commitment to build a circular and inclusive economy, with an emphasis on a core pillar that focuses inward: Meaningful Jobs and Opportunities. We provide meaningful job and growth opportunities for our people and believe in empowering them to enhance their well-being and to make a positive impact at work, at home and in their local communities.
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. 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’s ExCEL Scholarship Program 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 PepsiCo Foundation.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of financial need, academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, and unusual personal or family circumstances. 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.