Scholarship Shout-Out: Tylenol Scholarship
May 22, 2014
Since 1879, Tylenol has been providing treatment and support in an effort to bring relief to millions of people around the world as they’ve faced illness; and for the past 23 years, they have been committed to students who are working to pursue a career dedicated to doing the same.
Through the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship, Tylenol has provided over $8.9 million to 6,700 students working toward a degree in the health care industry.
Each year, the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship is awarded to 40 students, all of whom can win up to a $10,000 merit-based scholarship. This opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
To apply, students must complete an application. They must also submit two 500 word essays on their passion for the field of health care as well as a resume detailing their academic, extracurricular and work experiences.
The selection committee looks for many things in Tylenol Future Care Scholarship applicants. What stands out to them most are students who have a variety of experiences, like volunteering and interning in the health care industry. They also want to see a passion for the field exhibited in the essays themselves.
Previous Tylenol Future Care Scholarship winners have several key pieces of advice for applicants:
- Make sure your answers for the essay questions are focused and that you are staying on topic. Don’t use this opportunity to discuss your grandmother’s influence in your life – unless it’s directly related to your desire to pursue a degree in health care.
- Reread the essay questions several times to make sure you understand them and can formulate the answer.
- Use real-life experiences and specific facts to back them up in your essay. Your essay shouldn’t be a rambling of all of the qualities that you possess that will make you fit for a career in health care. They should draw from what you’ve experienced. Let those images serve to magnify your qualities of compassion, ambition and passion.
- With that, avoid an essay that is essentially a repetition of your resume. Again, turn to images from your life to illustrate what you’re trying to communicate to the selection committee.
- Finally, proofread your essay many, many times. An essay with punctuation or grammar mistakes likely won’t be amongst the 40 selected recipients. Don’t depend on your computer’s spell check either. Instead, ask friends, families and instructors to read over your essay.
If you’re pursuing a degree in health care, don’t hesitate to apply for this scholarship. The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship can go a long way in helping students pay for their degree in health care. You have until June 30 to complete the application – apply now!
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