Thurgood Marshall College Fund/ Walmart Foundation First Generation Scholarship
Selected scholars will receive a campus mentor and a one-year merit scholarship of up to $6,200 for the 2016-2017 academic school year, which will be used to cover the costs of tuition and fees, on-campus room and board and required textbooks purchased from member-schools. The funds are applied in the fall and spring semesters at $3,100 per semester.
A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) and siblings do not have a college degree. This means that you are the first in your family to attend a college/university and attain a bachelor’s degree.
Applicants must be a first-generation college student, must be a citizen of the United States, must be a graduating high-school senior/incoming college freshman, and must be accepted to and prepared to attend one of TMCF’s 47 member-schools. In addition, applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in high school, be recommended by a high school counselor, have demonstrated financial need through the completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and have demonstrated leadership ability through a variety of measures.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JUNE of each year, and the award amount VARIES.
For more details, visit http://tmcf.org/our-scholarships/current-scholarships/tmcf-walmart-foundation-first-generation-scholarship-program