Ft. Washington, PA, May 1, 2014 – McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®, announces the 24th annual TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship, and is now accepting applications through June 30, 2014.
The 2014 TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship program will award a total of $250,000 in scholarship funds to 40 undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an education in healthcare. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of the top 20 fastest growing professions are in healthcare and the industry has been projected to continue to grow at an annual rate of 2.6 percent, adding 5 million more jobs between 2012 and 2022. TYLENOL® Future Care Scholars will receive awards of $5,000 or $10,000 to help them manage the rising costs of education and be poised to enter dynamic and compelling occupations as nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists or family doctors, which are among the numerous career opportunities poised for growth.
“Over the past 24 years, the TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship program has awarded more than $8.9 million in scholarship funds to more than 6,700 students embarking on a variety of diverse healthcare career paths,” said Emile Lee, Vice President of Communications, McNeil Consumer Healthcare. “The TYLENOL® brand is dedicated to caring for people who are committed to caring for others and our scholarship program allows us to encourage and empower students who are passionate about making an impact on the increasingly important future of healthcare.”
TYLENOL® Future Care Scholars will be selected based on their leadership qualities, academic performance, and community involvement. To be eligible, students must complete at least one year of undergraduate or graduate study by the Spring of 2014 at an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational/technical school.
The application period is now open and submissions must be received by June 30, 2014. Scholarship award decisions will be made in July and awards will be distributed to selected students in August 2014. To learn more or apply visit: www.Tylenol.com/Scholarship and join the conversation on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TylenolScholarship.
This year, in addition to the Future Care Scholarship, the makers of TYLENOL® have partnered with RITE AID to give students pursuing a college degree the chance to win a $500 gift card towards textbooks for the upcoming semester. One winner will be randomly selected each day, beginning June 2nd through June 30th. For more information beginning May 20th, please visit: www.riteaid.com/tylenolbooks.
About McNeil Consumer Healthcare
McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. markets a broad range of well-known and trusted over-the-counter (OTC) products around the globe. McNeil Consumer Healthcare is most widely recognized for the TYLENOL® brand. Other McNeil Consumer Healthcare brands include BENADRYL®, ZYRTEC® and ZYRTEC®-D allergy medicines, IMODIUM® A-D anti-diarrheal, MOTRIN® IB pain reliever and fever reducer, and SUDAFED® and SUDAFED PE® nasal decongestants.
 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm
 Bureau of Labor Statistics Economic News Release Employment Projections: 2012-2022 Summary, http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.nr0.htm
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