TMCF/Walmart Mentorship Program


The TMCF/Walmart First Generation Scholars Mentorship Program assists first generation freshmen with adjusting to the academic and social environment on TMCF member-school campuses. Each year, TMCF awards 65 scholarships to first generation freshmen and pairs them with qualified student mentors at their schools.

The primary objective of the program is to provide first generation college students with role models who give academic and social support, as well as overall college-life guidance that will assist in making the transition from high school to college a success.

Since the program’s inception in 2012, TMCF has selected and supported over 120 scholars and connected them with over 50 mentors. Each year, TMCF selects outstanding students to mentor the newly selected group of Walmart First Generation Scholars. Any eligible student on a TMCF member-school campus can apply to become a mentor.

To be eligible for consideration, interested students must:
  • Be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student with a 3.25 or better term and cumulative GPA 
  • Be enrolled in a minimum six (6) credit hours per semester 
  • Provide a recommendation from their TMCF Campus Coordinator 
  • Be active in student activities/organizations and/or other campus events 
  • Have familiarity with the student resources available on your campus and in the community 
  • Be able to provide academic, social and emotional support to your mentee 
  • Be eager to help your mentee adjust to the campus, the academic demands of college and life away from home

Program Benefits:
  • Resume builder 
  • Leadership development 
  • TMCF letter of recommendation 
  • $500 Stipend ($250 per semester)

Students interested in becoming a TMCF/Walmart Mentor should contact:

Tarlton Wade
Program Coordinator
p: 713.955.1084 | f: 480.287.9632
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