Wal-Mart employees and their high school senior dependents are eligible to apply for Wal-Mart Foundation scholarships. The scholarships are not available to the public. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate financial need as well as completion or impending completion of high school-level studies.
As of July 2015, to be eligible for a Wal-Mart Dependent Scholarship, the applicant must be a high school or home school senior with U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status and a minimum 2.0 grade point average and intend to enter full-time undergraduate studies at a two-year or four-year college in the United States. The applicant should be graduating or earning a certificate of high school equivalency between August of the year before and July of the year of matriculation. The applicant must be a dependent of a Wal-Mart employee who has been actively working at Wal-Mart for at least six consecutive months and should demonstrate both financial need and academic achievement through SAT or American College Testing scores and financial data, according to The College Board.
As of July 2015, to be eligible for a Wal-Mart Associate Scholarship, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident employed part-time or full-time with any division of Wal-Mart for at least six consecutive months prior to the application deadline. The applicant must demonstrate financial need, and must have graduated high school or home school, or earned a certificate of high school equivalency. The applicant can also be a graduating high school senior intending to enroll in a college upon graduation as long as the application is made within six months of the college course's commencement.