A scholarship is considered a gift of money to assist a student in financing their higher education. The requirements and amount available for individual students varies. Private financial aid may come from foundations, civic or service clubs, corporations, and/or private individuals (click on the link “Off Campus Scholarships” at left.
Each Spring Semester, through generous contributions from donors, we offer more than 150 scholarships totaling approximately $125,000 for students attending Southwestern College. Beginning January through the end of February, current students may apply online using the Southwestern College Online Scholarship Application.
The on-campus scholarship applications for Spring 2014
will open on January 22nd, 2014.
Please check back to apply!
Fall 2013 Hours
Cesar E. Chavez Student Services Center Mon. & Tues. 8:00am – 6:30pm
Bldg. 1400, First Floor Wed. & Thurs. 8:00am – 5:00pm
Financial Aid Office Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm
For more information contact:
Rebeca Montalvan Toth
(619) 421-6700 Ext.5254
Wak in hours to speak to the Scholarship Coordinator
New! Click here to see any new scholarship opportunities currently available.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read before completing scholarship application
APPLICATION DATES FOR SPRING 2014
January 22 – February 28, 2014
The minimum requirements to apply for SWC Scholarships is to be currently enrolled for the Spring 2014 Semester. No minimum units required, as each scholarship has different criteria and requirements. We have approximately 100 scholarships available, and you may apply for all of them by filling out one simple application.
To apply for scholarships, please click on: www.swccd.edu/scholarshipapplication and follow the directions. PLEASE NOTE: link will not be available until scholarship applications open on January 22, 2014
A complete application consists of:
- The Online Application
- A Personal Statement
- One (1) Letter of Recommendation
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed*
Your Personal Statement
The personal statement should be 300 words in length, double-spaced. Please try to stay within the 300 word limit, but should you go over by 25 words or so, it is fine. Your statement will be evaluated on content, organization, grammar and mechanics (spelling, punctuation, etc.)
You may consider the following topics to include in your statement:
- Why you deserve this scholarship
- Obstacles you have overcome & hardships endured to follow your educational goals
- Your educational objective(s)
- Your transfer and/or career plans
- Your need for scholarship assistance
- Campus, family and community activities/commitments
- Any additional information you would like the committee to know about you
*Please note that some scholarships require an additional topic specific essay.
For assistance with your personal statement, please visit the Writing Center located in Room 420. Click here for a schedule for Personal Statement/Essays for Scholarship Workshops.
Letter of Recommendation
The recommendation letter must be submitted by the writer online.
Scholarship recipients are selected by the middle of March and notified via email.
Scholarship awards are presented at the annual Student of Distinction/Scholarship Award Ceremony held on the main campus in Chula Vista. The 21st Annual Awards Ceremony is scheduled on: April 29, 2014.