General criteria for SWCC Institutional & Foundation Scholarship awards:
1- You must complete all SWCC
admission requirements which include
--Selecting a Program of study during application (required
for Financial Aid)
assessment tests as indicated
2- All students with a 3.0 (B) GPA or
greater are encouraged to apply for scholarships. However,
some scholarships do accept lower GPAs.
Foundation & Institutional
Scholarship Application Process
you are out of high school and have attended SWCC your high
school transcript is NOT required. Otherwise your high
school transcript is required. Download and print the
Transcript request form and submit it to your high
school with a request that the transcript be directed to the
attention of Dr. Natalie Chambers-Ramsey.
Submit your essay by email attachment to
Your essay is an extremely important
factor in the selection process. Please put forth your very
best effort. Compose a personal essay in response to ONE
of the following topics:
a. How has the status of
today’s economy influenced your decision to attend SWCC and
your choice of major?
b. Who has been an inspiration to you in your
decision to attend college? Please explain why and how.
Your essay must be at least two
typed pages, double-spaced, using a 12 pitch font. Be
sure to include your name and EMPLID or User Name on the top
of each page. Once completed, save your essay with a
filename using your lastname and firstname. FOR EXAMPLE:
John Doe MS Word Document essay is named doejohn.doc
3. Complete the online scholarship application.
Each scholarship details any specific eligibility criteria
within its listing. Based on your application responses, the
Scholarship office will match you with scholarships for
which you meet the criteria and
you will be automatically considered for all scholarships in
the 2013-14 Foundation & Institutional
Scholarship listing for which you qualify.
SEE 2013-2014 SWCC
COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION FOR THE
2013-14 SWCC SCHOLARSHIPS
4. Review the Special Scholarships
Listing below and complete the application process as
specified for any of the listed opportunities for which you
Note that you are NOT automatically considered for the
Special Scholarships by submitting the institutional