Associate Support


We proudly support our associates and their dependents through scholarships and the Associates in Critical Need Trust, a fund dedicated to assisting associates affected by disasters and other financial hardships.

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Our Focus Areas

Our philanthropy is focused on two areas:
Associate Scholarship Program

Background on Associate Scholarship Program
The Walmart Foundation’s Associate Scholarship Program was created to empower our associates and their children through education. Over the past three decades, the Foundation has been proud to offer scholarships to eligible associates and their high school senior dependents to pursue two- or four-year college degrees, trade or technical school certificates.

Live Better U and Upcoming Changes to the Associate Scholarship Program
Walmart has built an educational platform, Live Better U, that brings our suite of education benefits together to make it easier for all associates to learn about and access the options designed to support their education at every level. The program includes our dollar-a-day college program, cost-free high school education to associates and eligible family members, discounts on higher education programs like master’s degrees, foreign language learning and much more.

With Walmart’s dollar-a-day benefit available to all associates, the Walmart Foundation is phasing out the associate and dependent scholarship program effective February 1, 2021.

Associates interested in taking advantage of our lifelong learning opportunities should check out Live Better U.

Click here to apply for or renew a Walmart Associate Scholarship.

Click here to apply for or renew a Walmart Dependent Scholarship.

Associate Scholarship Application Process
Calendar year 2020 is the final year new applications will be accepted for the Walmart Associate Scholarship. The application process will continue to be offered in the first month of each quarter; after Q4 (November 2020), the process will close to all new applicants. We will continue to honor all existing scholarships, as well as those granted during FY2021, through completion of degree or for up to six years (whichever comes first), provided scholars continue to meet all renewal qualifications.

We also encourage associates to check out Live Better U for additional educational opportunities.

Q1 FY21
Application Launch: 2/1/2020
Application Close: 2/28/2020
Announcement: 4/15/2020

Q2 FY21
Application Launch: 5/1/2020
Application Close: 5/29/2020
Announcement: 7/13/2020

Q3 FY21
Application Launch: 8/1/2020
Application Close: 8/31/2020
Announcement: 10/15/2020

Q4 FY21
Application Launch: 11/2/2020
Application Close: 11/30/2020
Announcement: 1/15/2021

Dependent Scholarship Application Process
Calendar year 2020 is the final year new applications will be accepted for the Walmart Dependent Scholarship. If you (are/were) selected as a scholarship recipient, the Walmart Foundation will continue to honor all scholarships through completion of degree or for up to four years (whichever comes first), provided scholars continue to meet all renewal qualifications.

We also encourage you to seek funding through alternative channels. For dependents, Walmart’s Live Better U currently offers a program for high school completion. Go here to learn more.

Application Launch: 2/1/2020
Application Close: 4/2/2020
Announcement: 5/13/2020

Associates Critical Need Trust

When associates face an unexpected tragedy – a fire, flood or the death of a loved one – it can be overwhelming. ACNT provides grants to eligible U.S. associates in times of economic hardship resulting from an unforeseen crisis. Walmart, the Walmart Foundation, associates and Walmart alumni contribute to the Trust.