Scholarships at Southwest Virginia Community College
The SWCC Educational Foundation scholarship application is now open.
Unless otherwise indicated, applicants must have a minimum, of a 2.5 GPA (C) and enroll as a full-time student (min. 12 credit hours).
The deadline for 2016 high school graduates and returning students to apply for Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Foundation scholarships is March 31, 2016.
*Scholarship numbers and amounts may change depending on funding*
Please follow the steps outlined below to apply for SWCC Educational Foundation scholarships:
1. Before applying for scholarships:
· You must apply for admission to SWCC before applying for foundation scholarships – you will need your SWCC email address to login and complete the scholarship application. (you can apply here: http://apply.vccs.edu) Please note: Make sure SWCC has received your official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities attended (if you are a returning student, you do not need to send them again).
· Complete the FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ (SWCC’s code – 007260)
2. When you are ready to apply for scholarships:
· You will need to select “set your password” the first time you visit. Use your SWCC email address & new password to login.
· Now you’re all set to apply!
**Please note: If you are a high school senior who has completed more than 30 credit hours through dual enrollment at SWCC, then you are also considered a returning student…please select “returning” as your academic status on the application.
3. After you have submitted your application:
· Once you have finished the application, please check your dashboard and make sure there are not any follow up items you need to complete for specific scholarships.
· Please note: You only need to fill out the application once. You will see a listing of “Applied Scholarships” on your dashboard…these are the scholarships that you may qualify for, and have been applied to.
*Scholarship numbers and amounts are contingent on funding.
· Check your SWCC email account & your Award Spring account often to make sure we have not contacted you for any additional information.
- If for some reason you need to stop at any point during the application process, you can save your work and come back later.
- When completing your essay, you may copy from a program such as Microsoft Word and paste it into your application…this will help you keep a check on your word count.
- If you are asked to upload a document for a specific application, but are unsure of how to do that, consider asking your parents, a high school guidance counselor, a friend, or someone here on campus to help you with this.
The Columbus Phipps application must be received by May 15, 2016
Applications must be sent to:
The Columbus Phipps Foundation
P.O. Box 1145
Clintwood, VA 24228
The Blankenship-Justus Scholarship Application must be postmarked by April 30, 2106 and mailed to the address listed in the instructions.
QUESTIONS? Contact Susan Lowe, Office Telephone: 276.964.7304, K-209
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, email@example.com