Olene S. Walker Scholarship

Basic Information

Responsible Agency: My529 

State scholarship: Olene Walker TAL scholarship

Amount: Yearly amounts are: $6,500 for full-time (12 or more credit hours) at a four-year school; $5,500 for full-time (12 or more credit hours) at a two-year school; $4,120 for three-quarters time (9-11 hours); $2,750 for part-time (6-8 credit hours)

Deadline to Apply: April 15 & October 15

Can Spend On: Tuition, housing, books and basic living expenses

How $ is Awarded: The Olene Walker TAL scholarship is awarded in monthly increments onto a debit card. Money is reloaded onto the card every month that the student successfully meets with their Olene Walker mentor and maintains the other requirements.

For Whom: 

Not eligible: reunified youth, youth formerly in foster care whose cases closed before 16th birthday, youth whose cases originated in another state

To Access

Apply online by October 15 (to receive funds for spring semester) and April 15 (to receive funds for fall semester). Students must reapply each semester by submitting the renewal application.

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