Jan 25, 2011

Walmart Teams with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to Support College-Bound Students

For the third consecutive year, Walmart and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund are teaming up to help first-year Hispanic students succeed in college. Under the partnership, the Walmart Foundation will support students by funding a number of scholarships and college transition services.

“The first year of college is often the most challenging for all students, particularly for the many Hispanic students who are the first in their families to go to college,” commented Hispanic Scholarship Fund President and CEO Frank Alvarez. “We are extremely grateful to the Walmart Foundation for their continued support of our efforts to give students the tools they need to succeed in college.”

Scholarships are limited to students residing in specific metropolitan areas including DC and Baltimore, as well as Boston, Chicago, Detroit, LA, Miami, Minneapolis/Twin Cities, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.

To qualify, students must be of Hispanic heritage and must

  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,

  • be a US citizen or legal permanent resident,

  • be a graduating high school senior with plans to enroll full time in a degree-seeking program at a four-year accredited US institution, and

  • must apply for federal aid by completing the FAFSA.

Applications are currently available online through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website and must be submitted no later than January 31, 2011.

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