The Walton Scholarship program opens its grant portal annually to students from Central American countries and Mexico who wish to carry out their undergraduate/graduate studies in the United States.
The scholarship program was created in 1985 by Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, and his wife. Its objective is to promote entrepreneurship and democracy in Mexico and Central America.
Therefore, the scholarships provide the opportunity to 60 students from Mexico and Central America who wish to study in the United States.
In this way, students will have the possibility of studying an undergraduate/bachelor’s program in any area of study at the following Arkansas state universities :
Likewise, the program requires that scholars return to their countries of origin at the end of their studies.
Countries Eligible for the Walton Scholarship Program
The program seeks to benefit students from the following countries:
- The Savior
- Costa Rica
Benefits of the Walton scholarship program in the United States
This scholarship offer is a fully-funded offer, therefore students will be entitled to the following benefits:
- Exemption from tuition and other university costs
- One roundtrip airfare for each year of study
- Lodging and meals within the university
- University material
- Monthly stipend equal to USD 125 for personal expenses
Application process and application deadline
The application process is done by completing the online form. Subsequently, the Walton Scholarship committee will contact the applicant requesting the necessary documentation to continue the process. Finally, the same committee will select the scholarship recipients.
The Walton scholarship program in the United States opens annually, usually with a deadline for application in early March.