Applicant Requirements:

  • Review the Scholarship eligibility section to see if you are eligible to receive a Clara Abbott scholarship
  • Review your country specific information including application dates and administrative information
  • Submit the application and all required documents prior to your country’s deadline

Scholarship Recipient Requirements:

  • At the conclusion of the school year, you will need to submit a school grade report . Instructions and deadlines will be emailed to the employee
  • If your school choice changes after receiving a scholarship, you will need to notify The Clara Abbott Foundation:
    • In the US/PR: Complete the School Change form found in the student’s account, or contact Scholarship America at
    • All other countries: Please send an email with updated school information to

We’re ready to help

For Abbott employees, retirees, and their families, The Clara Abbott Foundation is here to provide compassionate, confidential support in times of need.

In order to provide financial assistance or scholarships, we need to fully understand your situation. Therefore, personal information and various documentation will be requested and required throughout the process. In some cases, we will verify information with HR or Abbott.

Financial Assistance College Scholarships

Have you been impacted by a disaster?

Please contact us at +1-847-937-1090 or 1-800-972-3859 or email us at

Before applying, we ask that you consider three things:
  1. Review the eligibility requirements:
  2. Be prepared to be open, honest, and forthcoming about your specific needs and situation throughout the process.
  3. Any misrepresentation of a situation, including fraud, deceit, or concealment with regard to information on an application or obtained during the consultation process will have consequences as defined by the Abbott Business Code of Conduct.