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The program is currently closed. Please check back in January for updated program information.


Baxter Global Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Baxter International Foundation has established a competitive, merit-based scholarship program to assist children of eligible Baxter employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This scholarship award amount has doubled from $1,500 USD to $3,000 USD.

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 Baxter Global Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent,* unmarried, natural or legally adopted children, legal wards, or qualifying stepchildren of a current, active employee of Baxter International Inc., as determined by Baxter. The employee must be employed in the United States or one of Baxter’s international subsidiaries or must be a United States citizen assigned to a Baxter subsidiary facility abroad. As of the application deadline date, the employee must have completed at least three (3) full years of full-time or regular part-time service, as determined by Baxter. Retired employees are not eligible.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural, legally adopted, or legal wards of an employee; stepchild of an employee whose spouse has legal custody or provides primary financial support; or a child of a domestic partner who has legal custody or provides primary financial support.
  • Secondary school/high school seniors, secondary school/high school graduates, or undergraduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full time undergraduate of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • 23 years of age or less at the time of application.

Children of Vice Presidents and above are not eligible.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $3,000 USD award.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by Baxter International Foundation.

Recipients who attend a United States Military Academy will be eligible for a one-time only award of $3,000 USD.

Non-recipients may reapply each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Baxter International Foundation or Baxter International Inc. play a part in the selection process. 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.  Non-U.S. recipients will be notified via email and U.S. recipients by mail. Recipients are required to accept the award and verify their enrollment.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Baxter International Foundation. Payment is made in one installment.

Scholarship America disburses awards payable to the school for U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico scholarship recipients. Awards are wired to all Non-U.S. scholarship recipients once proof of enrollment and wire form has been received.

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

  • U.S. Students: 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.
  • Non-U.S. Students: Academic record/educational documents.

As part of your application, one online recommendation must be submitted on your behalf.

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

Baxter International Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!