In addition to being a major source for all your middle-of-the-night shopping needs, Wal Mart also is a big player in higher education funding, through the Wal Mart Foundation. The foundation awards both grants for colleges and scholarships for high school students. Their most well-known scholarship is the Sam Walton Community Scholarship, an award for high school seniors who are active in their communities. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to 2,500 students nationwide and is this week's Scholarship of the Week. Applications are evaluated on financial need, academic achievements and records, and school and community activities and leadership. If you need money for college and demonstrate strong leadership abilities, you may want to consider applying for this scholarship opportunity.
Prize: 2,500 scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded
Eligibility: Current high school seniors with a high school GPA of at least 2.5 who are planning to enroll at an accredited college or university. Must be a US citizen and have financial need.
Deadline: January 29, 2010
Required Material: A completed online scholarship application, available on the Sam Walton Community Scholarship website: Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.
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