Scholarships at SWCC
The application for the 2015-2016 Scholarship award year is now CLOSED. A limited number of scholarships are available to those students new to SWCC who graduated from high school prior to the 2014-15 academic year.
The three external scholarships below remain open to all applicants who qualify for their criteria until the due date noted on each application.
Paper copies of the external scholarship applications are also available at Room K-111, SWCC Community Center.
General criteria for SWCC Institutional & Foundation Scholarship awards:
1- You must complete all SWCC admission requirements which include
–Completion of college application http://apply.vccs.edu (EmplID is required for Scholarship Application)
–Selection of a Program of study during application (required for Financial Aid)
–Completion of assessment tests as indicated
2- To be considered for a Scholarship award you must complete the FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ (SWCC’s code – 007260)
3- All students with a 2.5 GPA or greater are encouraged to apply for scholarships. However, some scholarships do accept lower GPAs.
Application Process for SWCC Institutional & Foundation Scholarship awards:
ESSAY Your essay is an important factor in the selection process and is required to be submitted with your scholarship application.You will be prompted to type, or copy and paste, your essay (minimum of 400 words) into your online application before you submit. Please prepare your essay before you begin the application. Topic: “Please explain why you would like to obtain a degree from SWCC.”
Complete the online scholarship application. Scholarship Application Form
The 2015-2016 Foundation Scholarship Listing provides information on the scholarships available for that award year. A new listing will be published for the 2016-17 academic award year when the full scholarship application is opened in 2016.
Email Address: Susan.Lowe@sw.edu
Mailing Address: ATTN: Susan Lowe, SWCC Educational Foundation, Inc., Southwest Virginia Community College, PO Box SVCC, Richlands, Virginia 24641-1101
Additional Contact: Stacey McGhee, 276.964.7351, K-209, firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Scholarships awarded for 2015-16 go into effect in the Fall of 2015.
Information about scholarships can also be found online at the Virginia Education Wizard.