TMCF | Walmart Foundation First Generation Scholars Mentorship Program

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and the Walmart Foundation are proud to offer a mentor position to outstanding 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 students will provide mentorship, guidance and facilitate student engagement with the Walmart Foundation first-generation scholars, as they adjust to the academic and social environment on TMCF member-school campuses. The mentorship will pay a stipend in the fall and spring semesters at $250 per semester.

Program Eligibility:

  • Be a junior, senior or graduate student in 2019-2020 academic school year
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at one of TMCF’s 47 member-schools
  • Be active in student activities or organization on your campus
  • Be familiar with student resources on TMCF’s 47 member-schools
  • Must be able to dedicate time to meet monthly with assigned 2019-2020 TMCF | Walmart Foundation First-Generation Scholars
  • Be recommended by a TMCF Campus Coordinator
  • Demonstrate 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:

  • Current Resume
  • Most recent college transcript (unofficial or official)
  • Recommendation letter from current school professor, faculty member or TMCF campus coordinator (must be completed online by the recommender)
  • HireVue questions: Briefly tell us about yourself, focusing on significant events that have shaped your character/personality. How does the peer mentor position fit into your personal goals, how would you benefit from being a mentor? Describe a time when you encouraged others to “buy into” your idea, perhaps through a group project, a work setting, etc. What happened and what did you learn? If one of your students, from your assigned mentor group, confided in you that he/she was having a difficult time academically and was homesick, what advice would you offer the student? What resources would you refer him/her to on-campus? What were the biggest obstacles you faced while pursuing your educational goals and how did you overcome them?

How to Apply

To apply, click the button below to create or log in to your TMCF Account. Once you have signed up or logged in, you can complete the TMCF | Walmart Foundation First-Generation Mentorship application. This application will close on June 16, 2019 (11:59 PM EST).