McNeil Consumer Healthcare is a medical products company that belongs to the Johnson & Johnson healthcare group. The company was founded in 1879 by Robert McNeil as a retail pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Collaborating with his son and continuing to evolve the company, they began working on a formula for acetaminophen. Once McNeil Laboratories was purchased by Johnson & Johnson in 1959, they were able to sell Tylenol for the first time without a doctor’s prescription. The company continued to formulate new products and medicines throughout the years in order to help its consumers lead happy and healthy lives free of pain and other ailments. Their mission has always been to provide a better life for people and to assist them in being their best selves, and they have always done this to the fullest extent.
The makers of Tylenol are proud supporters of higher education and helping ambitious young students pursue their passions and dreams of obtaining a degree. Every year, they award scholarships to deserving and hardworking students that are pursuing careers in the field of healthcare. After 23 years, they have distributed over $8 million to motivated and dedicated workers that have chosen a path of a lifetime of service to others.
The amount of the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship varies but up to 20 scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500, 30 scholarships of $5,000, and 10 scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded annually to the lucky selected applicants. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the interested student must be a resident of the United States or Puerto Rico. If the applicant is an undergraduate student, they must have completed at least one year at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, vocational, or technical school. They must also be able to provide proof that they are enrolled in a field of health education, nursing school, pharmacy school, or medical school. If the student is in graduate school, they must be able to provide evidence that they are currently enrolled in either medical, pharmacy, or nursing school, or some other field of public health and health education.
The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship is a one-time award and it is nonrenewable. Winners must continue to reapply each year and will be evaluated and considered as long as they continue to remain eligible. All required materials and the application must be submitted by June 30th in order to be considered for the scholarship. The committee will choose a winner for this award based on criteria such as college grade point average, class records related to the healthcare field, community service and involvement, and an essay contest. All applicants will be notified via email by the end of July whether they are selected as semi-finalists or not selected as semi-finalists. Any awards will be disbursed by the beginning of September to the winners’ institutions.