Whether you’re a student whose family has the means to pay full tuition, or a student who needs as much financial aid as possible, applying for scholarships is a no-brainer when it comes to higher education. Of course, filling out applications may not be the most entertaining thing in the world. During my senior year, the idea of applying to even more scholarships was just about my undoing. People my age already have experience completing college and job applications, so it makes sense they no longer wish to partake in such a tedious job. Nevertheless, U.S. News and World Report lists “why it’s imperative that you understand that scholarships can be vital to your post-college success.” Scholarships are used to pay for not only tuition, but room and board, textbooks, and other school supplies. And the best part is, there’s no debt. It’s important to invest in our education. Just think–in the end, spending several hours online searching and applying for scholarships won’t be bad at all when a congratulatory letter comes in the mail.
Especially in an era where plenty of young people are choosing to earn degrees in the health sciences, such as Pharmacy or Nursing school, academic competition may cause unwanted stress. Similarly, not having the proper funds may discourage students to strive for academic success.
Lucky for them, the makers of Tylenol, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, are offering a total of $250,000 in scholarships. The company is “most widely recognized for its Tylenol brand” out of a “broad range of well-known and trusted over-the-counter products,” and has proven track records of helping students in higher education in the last 23 years.
“The Tylenol brand is deeply committed to caring for people who are committed to caring for others,” said Denice Torres, President, McNeil Consumer Healthcare. “To date, our Tylenol Future Care Scholarship program has awarded more than $8.9 million in scholarship funds to more than 6,700 students.”
They recognize college is expensive and not everyone has the means to pay for schooling. The scholarships serve as a reward for students who are serious about having a career in healthcare, willing to make the commitment in helping others, and wish to serve their community for years to come. Explained in its company overview, it also “helps students getting a healthcare-related education to manage the rising costs of education.”
Students with at least one academic year in higher education can apply by Saturday, June 15. Titled the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship, 10 undergraduate or graduate students at a two or four-year school will be granted $10,000, and 30 granted $5,000 to assist in their education. The Tylenol Future Care Scholars will be chosen sometime in July, awarded on August 31, and must be “committed to a career of caring.”
The good news is, the qualifications for earning the scholarship are not entirely dependent on academic results. According to UWIRE, successful applicants “will be selected based on leadership qualities, academic performance and community involvement.” This is great since a considerable amount of hands-on experience and good communication is very useful in this profession. With this being a profession that’s exceedingly popular, I’d say it’s a pretty good deal. Every little bit helps. Scholarships like this are one of the many reasons students should continue to care so much about their school work and stay involved in activities that attribute to their future goals.
For more information or if you’re interested in applying, look at www.Tylenol.com/Scholarship. If you’re active on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/TylenolScholarship, or sign up for SMS reminders by texting SCHOLAR to 87715.