The Education Foundation scholarship application deadline is March 15, 2022, at 5 p.m. CDT. Scholarships awarded must be utilized at Southwestern Community College during the 2021-22 academic year. Scholarships are awarded based on many criteria. The information provided allows college officials to evaluate the student's fit for appropriate scholarships.
Applications will not be considered complete until the following required elements are submitted:
- Submission of online scholarship application (links below)
- Creative writing essay-The writing assignment is as follows: In 300 words or less - - What are you looking to get out of your Southwestern experience?
- ONE recent signed letter of reference from ONE of the following: high school faculty or staff member, college faculty or staff member, community or business leader, or employer. All letters of reference must be on company or school letterhead and dated within the last six months. Any submitted items not meeting the criteria will not be accepted making the application incomplete.
To help expedite the scholarship application process, students must upload a scanned or photographed version of the letter of reference (PDF or JPG). The scholarship application will not be complete until all items have been submitted. No incomplete or late applications will be accepted.
Scholarship application scoring will include grammar, academics, community involvement, educational goals, and the essay.
Southwestern's Education Foundation scholarships are awarded through financial aid. Please understand financial aid eligibility is subject to adjustment or cancellation in the event changes occur in laws, regulations, or appropriations during the period of the award. The college will adjust award amounts to avoid over-awarding based on federal, state, NJCAA, or other regulations that apply to each student’s situation. Students are responsible for any difference in their student account balances.