Jan 27, 2010

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

Walmart and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) urge DC and Baltimore area high school seniors of Hispanic heritage to apply for one of several $2,500 academic scholarships offered through the HSF. To qualify, students must
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
  • be a US citizen or legal permanent resident,
  • complete a FAFSA, and
  • plan to enroll as a full time freshman in a four-year accredited institution in the US, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2010-2011 academic year.

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.

In 2009, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund awarded more than $28 million in scholarships to over 4,600 students, two-thirds of whom were the first in their families to attend college. The Walmart program is one of many found on the HSF website to which Hispanic students are invited to apply. “Our goal is to put a college degree in every Latino household in America and we believe we will accomplish this objective with the support of companies like Walmart who have continued their wonderful collaboration, even in the midst of a tougher economic climate,” said Frank D. Alvarez, president and chief executive officer of HSF.

Applications must be submitted no later than January 31, 2010. Additional information as well as the online application form may be found on the HSF website.

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