Walmart Foundation First Generation Scholarship For HBCU Students

African American scholars from the Walmart Foundation

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and the Walmart Foundation are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding first-year students attending one of the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) within the TMCF 47 member-school network.
Selected scholars will receive a one-year scholarship for the upcoming academic school year which can be used to cover the costs of tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, and required textbooks purchased from member-schools. The scholarship will be disbursed in the fall and spring semesters.

Eligibility requirements:

* Be a first-generation college student
* Be a graduating high-school senior
* Be accepted and enrolled as a full-time freshman student at one of TMCF’s 47 member-schools
* Have a high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher
* Be recommended by a high school counselor
* Demonstrate outstanding financial need
* Have demonstrated leadership ability through a variety of measures
* Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card

Applicants must submit the following documents for consideration:

* Resume
* Student Aid Report (received from filing FAFSA)
* Most recent high school transcript (unofficial or official)
* Recommendation letter from your high school counselor
* A response to the essay question

The deadline for this scholarship program is usually in MAY, and the award amount is $6,200.

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