Walmart scholarships: Class of 2011
Recognizing the importance of education, Walmart Canada awards a number of scholarships each year to help realize the academic dreams not only of students, but the associates working in our stores and their families.
We currently offer three scholarship programs for post-secondary education:
- The Community scholarship for graduating high school students
- The Associate scholarship for associates and their children
- The Lou Puim Memorial scholarship for associates and their children
Each scholarship is awarded to deserving applicants on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and environmental stewardship.
Providing opportunities to excel
We encourage store associates to believe anything is possible at Walmart Canada. Our internal scholarship program is certainly one way to make that happen.
Huo Peng (James) Lu, an enthusiastic produce associate at our Calgary Deerfoot supercentre, is the recipient of one our 2011 Associate scholarships. For this young man originally from China, the scholarship means the opportunity to continue studies in Engineering at the University of Calgary.
Huo Peng is determined to excel, “Education is a big part of my life. I choose to go to school to enrich my personal knowledge and development.” The Walmart scholarship provides a level of financial support for Huo Peng that places dreams well within reach.