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
This application is closed.