Scholarships at Southwest Virginia Community College
The SWCC Educational Foundation Scholarship application is closed. The deadline to apply was March 31st, 2019. Please contact the Foundation office at 276.964.7351 with questions or for more information.
The Columbus Phipps Foundation begins January of each year taking applications for scholarships from students attending colleges or professional schools in the fall. Students who receive scholarships must reapply each year. Eligibility is limited to students who have graduated or will graduate from a Dickenson County High School, or have obtained a GED from Dickenson County. These scholarships will be granted until available funds have been expended. Applications for scholarships are to be sent directly to the Columbus Phipps Foundation.
All applications must be postmarked, or in the Columbus Phipps Foundation office, by May 15. Students applying after this date may not receive a scholarship.
The Blankenship/Justice Scholarship Application must be postmarked by April 30, 2019
Download the Blankenship Justice Scholarship application instructions and form.
The Horatio Alger Scholarship is open through June 15
- High school or equivalent completion by spring of 2019
- Commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree
- Pell eligibility
- US citizenship
- Student is under the age of 30
Applicants may apply online at application.horatioalger.org until June 15.
This year, the Horatio Alger Scholarship will award 1,020 new CTE scholars to pursue their academic programs at community colleges and non-profit institutions with a maximum award amount of $2,500 depending on the length of program and need of the student.
For more information about this program please visit our website.
Any questions regarding the CTE scholarship should go to email@example.com .
How to apply for Foundation Scholarships
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).
*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 will need to wait 1 to 2 days after you complete the Admission Application before you can login to the Scholarship Application site. (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 have previously setup an account with award spring you will use the same information to log in again this year.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Southwest Virginia Community College does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
The college is subject to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Equal Pay Act; the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Federal Executive Order 11246; Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA); Virginia’s State Executive Order Number Two; and all other applicable rules and regulations.