Congratulations 2020 Scholarship Program Recipients!
For a complete list of this year’s scholars, click here.

2020 Scholarship Program
U.S. and Puerto Rico Employees Only

The Johnson Controls Foundation awards college scholarships to the children of Johnson Controls employees as a way to encourage and support higher education. Since 1982, hundreds of students have been assisted by this program, which grants awards to students attending two and four-year accredited colleges and universities in the United States. Past recipients have gone on to become educators, physicians, researchers and technology experts, among other rewarding careers.

Applicants for the scholarship award must be current high school seniors with excellent academic records and achievements. Applications will be available online January 7, 2020 and must be complete by April 1, 2020.

Johnson Controls offers this benefit to our employees who work in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, or employees that are from the U.S. or Puerto Rico who are assigned temporarily to facilities outside the U.S. or Puerto Rico.


This program is offered to U.S. and Puerto Rico employees of Johnson Controls and their families to demonstrate an interest in their welfare and to promote the development of potential leaders.


Several hundred students have been assisted by means of this program in the past. Again this year, we hope that the financial support these scholarships provide will help some fine young men and women pursue educational goals that will prepare them for meaningful and productive professional careers — which will enhance their lifestyles and enable them to make significant contributions to society.

The Johnson Controls Foundation Scholarship Program awards up to 60 college scholarships to the children of Johnson Controls employees.

  • Forty are four-year grants of $2,000 per year — to be applied toward tuition at two-year and four-year accredited colleges within the United States.
  • Twenty are one-year grants of $2,000 — to be applied toward tuition at two-year and four-year accredited college within the United States.

Scholarship checks are issued in mid-August and are sent directly to each recipient’s educational institution.

Selection Process

Selection of all award recipients is performed by an independent committee of experienced professional educators from university-level institutions in several states. Awardees are high school seniors, graduating from a school in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, who have achieved a balance of academics, leadership and civic involvement. In the committee’s evaluation of these characteristics, they will study the applicant’s academic record, scholastic achievement, leadership, community service and citizenship, character and personal responsibility. Decisions of the committee are final and not subject to appeal.

Each year committee members express how difficult it is to select the best from among the very impressive applicant pool, whose fine records are a credit to their parents and families, their schools — and especially to themselves. The Johnson Controls Foundation congratulates each applicant on his or her achievements.

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a son or daughter (naturally born child, legally adopted child or stepchild) of a full-time U.S. or Puerto Rico employee of Johnson Controls or a subsidiary, to include employees who are from the U.S. or Puerto Rico temporarily assigned to facilities outside the U.S. or Puerto Rico – – not including employees who are officers or members of the board of directors of Johnson Controls.
  • Graduate as a high-school senior from a school in the U.S. during the current academic year (2020). If your family is temporarily assigned to facilities outside the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you are attending a school who’s curriculum and testing follows those of the U.S., you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Furnish transcript and official score documents from college entrance examinations (ACT or SAT).
  • Demonstrate leadership and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. (not including a vocational degree/educational certificate) in fall of 2020. A scholarship recipient who receives an appointment to the U.S. military academies — such as the Army, Naval, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine or Air Force — is not eligible to receive a Johnson Controls Foundation Scholarship since those schools do not charge tuition.
  • Renewal of scholarship: Must be a full-time student and cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) must be 2.5 or higher in order to qualify for renewal of the scholarship. If your grade point falls below the required GPA, you will forfeit your funds for that school year.


NOTE: A scholarship will not be terminated if the recipient’s parent terminates employment with Johnson Controls after the scholarship is awarded, regardless of the reason for the employee’s termination.

Application Process:

1. Click the “Apply Now” button (below)

2. Create an AIM account using your e-mail address and chosen password (or log into an existing account) to be taken directly to the Welcome page of the Johnson Controls Foundation Scholarship Program application

3. Complete all required fields in the online application and upload your most recent high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores

4. Click the Submit button on the Save/Submit page of the online application

NOTE: The status Complete will display on your AIM Home page when all forms have been submitted and all documents have been verified. Applicants are responsible for monitoring the progress of all application requirements to make sure their application is complete by 11:59 pm CT on April 1. Late submissions will not be considered.

The 2020-21 application period is now closed.

For assistance with the application process:

Submit an inquiry via:

online contact form

E-mail ISTS Program Support at:

Call ISTS Program Support at:

855-670-ISTS (4787)

Monday-Friday/8am-5pm (CST)

Click the “Program FAQ” button below to learn more about the program and get answers to commonly asked questions.

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