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Walton International program in USA, 2014

Applications are invited for the Walton international program available to the students of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. This scholarship is granted to undergraduate students seeking an undergraduate college degree at Arkansas universities (Harding University, John Brown University and University of the Ozarks). Scholarship covers transportation, tuition, room and board, textbooks, insurance, monthly allowance and professional club dues.

Study Subject(s): award is awarded for studying all the subjects available at Arkansas universities.
Course Level: award is available to undergraduate students seeking an undergraduate college degree at Arkansas universities (Harding University, John Brown University and University of the Ozarks).
Scholarship Provider: Walmart founder Sam Walton and his wife, Helen, launched the program (now continued to fund with a donation to three respected, faith-based Arkansas institutions – Harding University, John Brown University and University of the Ozark)
Award can be taken at: USA

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Eligibility: The Walton International program is available for the students of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. The Walton International program is granted to undergraduate students seeking an undergraduate college degree.

Open for International Students: The Walton program is open for the students of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

Description: Walton International program The Walton International program has been creating life-changing opportunities, championing faith and empowering young minds to initiate meaningful impact across Central America and Mexico for more than a quarter-century. Walmart founder Sam Walton and his wife, Helen, launched the program with an unprecedented commitment to fund 60 student scholarships to each of three respected, faith-based Arkansas universities annually. From the beginning, the objective of the program has been to promote democracy and free enterprise in Latin America through education. Each year, rigorous screening processes are carried out in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico to identify the next class of students

Number of award(s): Walmart founder Sam Walton and his wife, Helen, launched the program with an unprecedented commitment to fund 60 student scholarships to each of three respected, faith-based Arkansas universities annually.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover?
-Transportation: The scholarship pays only for Walton Scholar air transportation from the student’s home country to the university when school begins. This also includes air transportation costs to and from the student’s country during summer vacations as well as a one-way ticket back home after graduation. Students must bring receipts for all expenses incurred for travel. The program does not pay for student visas.
-Tuition, room and board: The Walton International program is granted to undergraduate students seeking an undergraduate college degree. The scholarship covers tuition, semi-private dormitory accommodations and three meals per day at the school cafeteria. The program will not provide meals for any holidays or periods that the university cafeteria is closed.
-Textbooks: As a Walton Scholar, students will also receive required textbooks. However, students will be responsible for personal school supplies such as notebooks, pens, backpacks, etc. Students are free to keep textbooks in their degree of study but general education textbooks will be returned to the Walton Office. Under no circumstances are students allowed to sell textbooks.
-Insurance: The scholarship pays health insurance premiums to Walton Scholars, but students are responsible for a deductible in the event of illness or injury. The Walton International program secretary will assist students with questions about insurance and filing claims.
-Monthly allowance: Every month during the fall and spring semesters, students receive a check in their name as a monthly allowance. This is meant to cover all personal expenses such as toothpaste, soap, deodorant, notebooks, laundry and more. The personal allowance will be prorated for partial months at the beginning and ending of the school year. Students will receive additional funds at the beginning of the first semester for winter clothing and bedding. The monthly allowance will not be prorated for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Spring Break.
-Professional club dues: The program will not pay club dues. They encourage students to be active in professional organizations, but paying club dues is the responsibility of each student.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online except Belize.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for Costa Rica is October 07, for El Salvador is January 02, for Honduras is October 31, for Panama is October 08, for Guatemala is September 30 and for Nicaragua is October 15.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application