Q: How are awards determined?
A: Awards are based on a number of factors including family income and the cost of in-state/in-country, public school tuition. These costs were evaluated in 2019 and will continue to reevaluated on an ongoing basis.
Q: Who is eligible to apply for a Clara Abbott scholarship?
A: Click here for complete eligibility information.
Q: Do I have to reapply each school year?
A: Yes. Clara Abbott scholarships are not renewable so you must reapply each school year. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, current recipients must provide proof of a 2.0/4.0 (or equivalent) cumulative GPA.
Q: Why is my award different than what I received last year?
A: Award amounts can and do fluctuate, and scholarships are never guaranteed. Awards are based on a number of factors including family income and the cost of public, in-state tuition. These costs were evaluated in 2019 and will continue to be reevaluated on an ongoing basis.
Q: What is the scholarship application deadline for my country?
A: Each country has one application deadline per year. Click here for information about your country.
Q: What happens if I miss the application deadline?
A: Late applications are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. If you miss the deadline, you must wait until the following application year to reapply.
Q: What amount should I enter as Total Gross Annual Income on the application?
A: Enter the amount of combined total gross annual income* for all who support the student applicant.
Example 1: Mother income + Father income = Total Gross Annual Income
Example 2: Mother income + Step-Father income + other support (i.e. child support) = Total Gross Annual Income
*Total gross annual income (prior to any deductions) includes salary, bonus, incentive pay and child support received for the student. In the case of former employees / retirees, total income includes total pension and all other income.
Q: Whose income statement should be submitted with the application?
A: Annual income statements for the Abbott employee and the spouse related to the student (parent and step-parent) from the most recent year completed must be submitted along with the application.
Q: To whom are scholarship checks made payable?
A: In the US and Puerto Rico checks are made payable to the school; outside the US checks are made payable to the student of the Abbott employee.
Q: Is a Clara Abbott scholarship considered taxable income to the Abbott employee?
A: Possibly. Taxable income requirements vary by country. Please seek the advice of a local tax professional to determine if you must report the Clara Abbott scholarship as income.
Q: Does The Foundation provide scholarships to employees seeking higher education?
A: No. Scholarships are available to dependents of eligible employees and retirees worldwide. Visit the eligibility section for more information.