The Walmart Associate Scholarship

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone.  Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another.  And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free.  It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you.  While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier.  This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week.  Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Many high school students hold down a part-time job (or two) before college, and if one of those jobs happens to be as a Walmart Associate, you are in luck! A combination of community involvement and financial need are considered for students applying for the Associate Scholarship offered through the Walmart Foundation.

Scholarship:  The Walmart Associate Scholarship

Awarding Organization:  The Walmart Foundation

Amount:  $500 – $1500, depending upon the type of degree

Number of Scholarships Awarded:  Varies

Eligible Students:  Students must be employed (part-time or full-time) at Walmart for 6 months prior to the start of their program. Graduating high school seniors must wait until 6 months prior to start of their college program. Awards can be used for any type of study, certificate programs up to graduate degree work.

Eligible College(s):  Any accredited college or university in the United States.

How to Apply:  Students must complete the online application and upload all financial documentation to the site. Late entries are not considered.

Deadline:  Varies. The current application period ends June 1st, however, there are several deadlines throughout the year and students should review the online chart for more details.

Website:  http://giving.walmart.com/associate-scholarships

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross.