TYLENOL is a brand of drugs advertised for reducing pain, reducing fever, and relieving the symptoms of allergies, cold, cough, headache, and influenza. The brand name is owned by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare is an American medical products company belonging to the Johnson & Johnson healthcare products group. Founded in 1879, it is headquartered in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.
In 1959, Johnson & Johnson acquired McNeil Laboratories and a year later the company was able to sell Tylenol for the first time ever, without a prescription.
Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company founded in 1886. Johnson & Johnson is one of the world’s most valuable companies.
After McNeil Laboratories was moved into its Fort Washington, Pennsylvania headquarters, two companies were created: McNeil medicals products and McNeil Consumer Products Company or McNeil Consumer Healthcare. The focus of McNeil medical products is to market prescription drugs. In 1993, McNeil medical products merged with the Ortho Pharmaceutical to form Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical.
Along with the success TYLENOL has brought to the company, the makers of TYLENOL support promising individuals achieve academic excellence in medicine, ensuring the well-being of them and their family, by giving out financial assistance through the TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship program. Each year, the TYLENOL scholarship program provides up to 35 scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. The TYLENOL scholarships consist of:
- Ten (10) $10,000 scholarships awarded annually and are not renewable
- Twenty-five (25) $5,000 scholarships awarded annually and are not renewable
Each TYLENOL scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load. The scholarships are not renewable. Students may reapply each year as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria and are not past winners.
TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship Requirements
TYLENOL scholarships will be awarded to students and practitioners who are seeking a degree to actively treat patients. In order to be eligible for a TYLENOL scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be a resident of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia
- Be a graduate student or be a college senior who will be enrolling in graduate school
- Provide proof of enrollment to a graduate program in medical school, nursing, and/or pharmacy
- Have one or more years of school remaining
- Employees of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, ISTS, Inc., their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and the families or each are not eligible.
- Past winners are not eligible to apply for, or win in the next round of the TYLENOL scholarship selection
As a TYLENOL scholarship recipient, you must enroll as a full-time graduate student at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded, and you must continue the entire academic year without interruption unless approved by scholarship sponsor. You must provide proof or enrollment to a medical school, nursing and/or pharmacy degree program. You must deliver your scholarship check(s) to the proper office at your institution. Notify ISTS should your check not arrive within 30 days of the issue date.
Applying for a TYLENOL Scholarship
To apply for a TYLENOL scholarship, you will need to submit the following supporting documentation along with your online application:
- College / University / Graduate School Transcript: Required during the Semi-Finalist phase
- Photo (Professional Headshot Preferred): Required during the Semi-Finalist phase
All required supporting documents must be uploaded to your online application by the semi-finalist application deadline. If you do not follow the upload instructions exactly, your application may remain incomplete. Documents that meet the criteria required for this application that are uploaded by the deadline will be processed and considered on time.
All uploaded documents must show your name. if you are using an online portal to access your required documentation and all that is visible is the salutation and your first name (Example: Welcome Joe!), this will meet the name requirement.
The only acceptable file types are .pdf, .tif, .png, .jpeg, .jpg, .bmp and .xps. Any other formats will not be reviewed, and your application will remain incomplete. You may upload multiple files within a .zip file. All files within a .zip file must be in one of the acceptable file types listed above. Note: ISTS does not accept any file format that is editable.
Do not upload additional documentation that is not requested. It will not be reviewed.
Documents are processed daily. Your document will be processed within five to seven business days. If your document was uploaded prior to the deadline, it will be considered. However, it is your responsibility to monitor your Home page to ensure your document is accepted.
Below are the DOs and DON’Ts of uploading documents to your application:
- Upload one of the accepted file types.
- Only upload the requested and required documents.
- Black out any Social Security Numbers (this is not required, but highly advised).
- Return to your Home page to verify your documents have been Accepted.
- Upload a Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx) or any other unaccepted format.
- Upload more than the requested documentation.
- Assume your documents are correct and accepted once you have uploaded them.
- Upload a document stating you are mailing your documents.
- Assume the required document does not pertain to you. If the application states the document is required, your application will remain incomplete if you do not provide that document. Contact the scholarship provider if you are having trouble providing a required document.
- Password-protect your uploaded documents. Password protected documents will be rejected.
- Upload any file that has a viewing expiration date.
In choosing which school to attend, you should list your first-choice school on the application. You can change your college choice any time prior to the application deadline. If selected as a recipient, you will be asked to confirm your final school choice. If your school changes after the acceptance deadline, you will be able to update this information on your My Profile page.
If you want to change your college choice, make sure your My Profile page indicates your final college choice. It is your responsibility to make sure your My Profile page is correct at least 30 days prior to the check issue date. If your scholarship check needs to be reissued for any reason, a reissue fee may apply.
An independent selection committee will evaluate the complete applications and select recipients considering:
- College GPA
- Academic records in medical school, nursing and/or pharmacy
- Community involvement / volunteer service
- Essay content
Decisions of the selection committee are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.
To ensure complete impartiality in the selection of recipients and to maintain a high level of professionalism and security, the program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship, grant, tuition assistance, and tuition reimbursement programs.
TYLENOL Scholarship Notification
Notifications about the status of your application will be sent primarily via email to the email you used to create your account. Some programs offer text and voice notifications. Ultimately, it is your responsibility as the applicant to verify your application status on your Home page is Complete.
Notifications that will be sent to you are:
- Deadline reminders: Deadline reminder emails are typically sent two weeks prior to the application deadline.
- Selection results: Selection results notifications are sent to all Complete applicants. This includes semi-finalist and finalist notifications.
- Funds disbursed: Once your funds have been issued, you will be notified.
You will receive notifications from two possible ISTS email addresses: donotreply@applyISTS.com and Tylenol@applyISTS.com. You should add both of these email addresses to your “safe senders list” to ensure important emails are not sent to your spam or junk folder.
While you can opt out of notifications, this is not advised. It is your responsibility as the applicant to ensure your application is Complete. If you opt out of notifications, you will not receive deadline reminders or selection results. Your information is never sold to any third party. The only emails you will receive from ISTS are directly related to your application.
Tax laws vary by country. In the United States, scholarship funds used exclusively for the payment of tuition and textbooks are normally not taxable. The scholarship recipient is responsible for taxes, if any, that may be assessed against his or her scholarship award. You are recommended to consult your tax adviser for more guidance. You may also consult IRS Publication 970 for additional information.
TYLENOL Scholarship Contacts
For more helpful information about scholarships, visit ISTS’s Program Help Desk at http://ISTScustomercare.applyISTS.com.
ISTS office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central. Agents are available via live chat during these hours or by emailing Tylenol@applyISTS.com.
To apply for the TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship, go to http://tylenol.com/TylenolScholarship1.
Visit the TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship Program’s website to learn more about the scholarship program.