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Thurgood Marshall College Fund/ Walmart Foundation First Generation Scholarship

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Walmart Foundation are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students who will be incoming freshmen at one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within the TMCF member-school network. The TMCF |Walmart Foundation First Generation Scholars Program is open to graduating high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

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.

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