In keeping with its mission, the Boston Scientific Foundation offers academic scholarships to eligible children* of all active, full-time, regular, United States-based Boston Scientific employees who are accepted and attend an accredited post-secondary institution to pursue any course of undergraduate study. Scholarship funds may only be used for tuition and academic fees and may not be used for room, board, books, or non-academic fees.
In accordance with IRS regulations, the number of scholarships granted will be equal to or less than twenty-five percent (25%) of eligible applications received. On average, 30 new scholarships are awarded annually. Amounts granted will be $3,000 per year for four-year degrees and $1,500 per year for two-year degrees, provided that standards are maintained for the duration of the scholarship. Note: The Scholarship Committee has the option of reducing the grant amount for scholarship renewals if the recipient does not maintain the required academic standard (“B” or 3.0).
The Pete Nicholas Scholarship award is available to High School Seniors.
In recognition of Pete Nicholas’s significant contributions and legacy of leadership at Boston Scientific and in the community, the Boston Scientific Foundation also offers Pete Nicholas Scholarships. The Pete Nicholas scholarship provides awards up to $5,000 a year for a maximum of four years for undergraduate studies, or two years for associate degrees. The Boston Scientific Foundation Scholarship on-line form is used for both scholarships.
The selection criteria set forth in the Boston Scientific Foundation Scholarship applies to the Pete Nicholas Scholarship, however students are required to submit a separate essay to be considered for a Pete Nicholas Scholarship.
Who is Eligible?
- Applicants must be children of active, full-time, regular, United States employees of Boston Scientific (excluding members of the Boston Scientific Board of Directors and Boston Scientific Corporate Officers, Boston Scientific Foundation Board of Directors and Foundation Administrator) as of the date of the Scholarship award. The Boston Scientific employee must have been employed by Boston Scientific for the six consecutive month period prior to the due date of the Scholarship award
- The term “children” includes the natural and adopted children, step-children, and legal wards of the employee for whom the employee is financially responsible. The term children also includes those natural and adopted children, step-children, and legal wards of the employee’s spouse or domestic partner for whom the employee is financially responsible.
- Applicants must be seniors in high school or currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution.
- Applicants must be planning to enroll full time in the fall.
- All scholarship awards will be made without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other protected class.
What Types of Schools Qualify?
Any two-year or four-year undergraduate college, university, technical or vocational school within the United States accredited by one of the national or regional institutional accrediting bodies recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Students attending graduate school are not eligible to apply to this program.
Pete Nicholas Scholarship Eligibility
- Applicants must be seniors in high school if applying for the Pete Nicholas Scholarship.
- Students who are seniors in high school can fill out both essay questions to be considered for both scholarship programs. If a high school student is selected to receive a scholarship they will only receive one type of scholarship award, not both.
What Types of Schools Qualify?
- Any two-year or four-year undergraduate college, university, technical or vocational school within the United States accredited by one of the national or regional institutional accrediting bodies recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Students attending graduate school are not eligible to apply to this program.
How Are Scholarship Recipients Chosen?
- A Scholarship Review Committee, independent of Boston Scientific, consisting of current or former financial aid officers, college admission officers and educational professionals will make all scholarship selections.
- The basis of selection for all scholarships will be on the following criteria:
- Academic Promise
- Financial Need
- Qualities of Leadership, General Promise, and Civic Character
A. Application for Scholarship
- Complete ALL PARTS of the Application, including financial profile and essays
B. Required Attachments
- Submit copy of results of any Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-I) or the American College Test (ACT).
- Submit the first two pages of the most recent parent(s) and student Federal Tax Return(s). Please hide any information re: social security numbers.
- Submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA. Please hide any information re: social security numbers.
High School Students:
- Uploaded copy of official, most recent high school transcript
- Most recent copy of official college transcript
High School Students:
- Students in high school must have a guidance counselor or teacher serve as a reference to fill out an academic questionnaire and upload a letter of recommendation.
- Students in college must have a college professor or teacher serve as a reference, and provide information to specific questions and/or upload a letter of recommendation.
Any questions about the Boston Scientific Scholarship Program application process can be emailed to bostonscientific [at] tpi.org.