TMCF | Walmart Foundation First-Generation Scholarship

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and the Walmart Foundation are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding first-year 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 scholars will receive a one-year scholarship up to $6,200 for the 2019-2020 academic school year which can be used to cover the costs of tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, and required textbooks purchased from member-schools. The scholarship will be disbursed in the fall and spring semesters at $3,100 per semester.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Be a graduating high-school senior
  • Be accepted and enrolled as a full-time freshman student at one of TMCF’s 47 member-schools
  • Have a high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Be recommended by a high school counselor
  • Demonstrate outstanding financial need
  • Have demonstrated 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:

  • Resume
  • 2019-2020 Student Aid Report (received from filing FAFSA)
  • Most recent high school transcript (unofficial or official)
  • Recommendation letter from your high school counselor (must be completed online by the recommender)
  • Essay question: What would it mean to you and your community to be the first person in your family to earn a college degree?

How to Apply
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