The ExCEL Awards encourage and support postsecondary education for children of PepsiCo employees. The awards are offered worldwide for undergraduate study at four-year colleges and universities, two-year colleges and vocational-technical schools. Students may attend college in any country.
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 PepsiCo Foundation ExCEL Awards 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.
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.