The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Walmart Foundation are thrilled to offer a number of scholarships for the First-generation students. The U.S college students who are graduating high school senior or freshman are eligible.
The awards are introduced to assist a large number of scholars in their further educational journey. The rewarded grants will surely help students to cover various studies expenses such as tuition, fees, books, etc.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is an American non-profit organization that works to support and represent about 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools. Walmart Foundation provides over $1 billion in cash to support programs that align with philanthropic priorities.
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Who May Eligible?
The students are required to meet up with the below criteria:
- Must be a first-generation college student
- Must be a graduating high school senior for the 2019-2020 academic school year
- Must be enrolled full-time as a freshman at a TMCF member-school during the 2020-2021 academic school year
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
- Must have current cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher from high school
- Must be able to demonstrate leadership abilities
- Must be able to demonstrate a financial need
How to Apply
- Must provide a copy of the 2020-2021 FAFSA Student Aid Report.
- Must submit the high school transcript (official or unofficial) from your most current completed academic term.
- Must upload a current resume.
- Recommendation from current school professor or faculty member
- Answer the following question (Maximum of 500 words):
- What would it mean to you and your community to be the first person in your family to earn a college degree?
- Must provide proof of acceptance into or enrollment at TMCF member-schools as an incoming freshman during the 2020-2021 academic school year
The scholarship program includes a total of Sixty-one scholarship for scholars of an amount up to $6,200 ($3,100 for each semester), which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees.
The applications should be submitted by June 8, 2020 (11:59 PM EST).