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Strength of a Woman Scholarship
Application status: Closed

PepsiCo., Inc has established a scholarship program to assist current college sophomores at Hampton University, who self-identify as female, and are planning to enroll at Hampton University 2024 – 2025 academic year.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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.

Applicants to the Strength of a Woman Scholarship must:

  • Self-identify as female
  • Be a current college sophomore undergraduate at Hampton University
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at Hampton University for the entire 2024 – 2025 academic year
  • Be pursuing one of the following degrees:
    • Business Administration
    • Marketing
    • Arts
    • Finance
    • Creative Design
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

Pepsico employees and children of Pepsico employees are ineligible.


If selected as the recipient, the student will receive a $30,000 award. One award will be granted.

The award is renewable up to one year or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, because of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale), and full-time enrollment in an eligible major at Hampton University.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in December.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of PepsiCo., Inc. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of PepsiCo., Inc 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.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information section of the application.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than October 19, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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

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