Wal-Mart has announced 6,000 scholarships and awards to high school seniors and the outstanding teachers who mentored them, making a $10.9 million gift to education.
Three thousand high school seniors throughout the United States will receive scholarships totaling $8.4 million for their high academic achievement and extracurricular contributions.
In addition, three thousand grants of $500 each will be awarded to various school districts throughout the United States in honor of outstanding teachers.
U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley said Wal-Mart sets a good example for other businesses to support schools. “ Few actions are as noble or honorable as helping provide access to education,” he said.