Scholarships at SWCC

The application for the 2014-2015 SWCC Foundation & Institutional Scholarships is closed.

Please check back for information regarding applications for the 2015-2016 Scholarship award year. Read through the information on this page so you will know what to expect when the Scholarship Application is opened for the 2015-2016 Award Year.

This page provides information regarding deadlines, eligibility criteria & application process for the SWCC Institutional & Foundation Scholarships.

Note: Scholarships that have been awarded for 2014-15 go into effect in the Fall of 2014.

QUESTIONS? Contact Susan Lowe, Office Telephone: 276.964.7304, K-209

Email Address:

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,

SWCC Eligibility Criteria & Application Process

General criteria for SWCC Institutional & Foundation Scholarship awards:

1- You must complete all SWCC admission requirements which include
–Completion of college application
–Selecting a Program of study during application (required for Financial Aid)
–Completing 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

Step 1. If 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 High School Transcript Request and submit it to your high school with a request that the transcript be directed to the attention of Dr. Natalie Chambers-Ramsey.

Step 2. ESSAY TOPICS FOR 2015-16 – To be announced

Submit your essay by email attachment to

Your essay is an extremely important factor in the selection process and is required to be submitted by the application deadline. Please put forth your very best effort.

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

Step 3. Complete the online scholarship application (CLOSED for 2014-15).  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 Foundation & Institutional Scholarship listing for which you qualify. Download a listing of the 2014-2015 SWCC Foundation & Institutional Scholarship for reference ONLY – The scholarships and amounts may change for 2015-2016

Step 4. Download, print and complete the 2014-15 Special Scholarships Application (CLOSED) to apply for scholarships which require signatures or other supporting documentation. Check all the special scholarships you qualify for, providing all the detailed information requested, such as any required names and/or signatures. This document and related items must be physically mailed to the address on the application.


–Completion of the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is not required for scholarship award, but is encouraged.

–Information about scholarships can also be found online at the Virginia Education Wizard.



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