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Scholarships ensure that students, who otherwise might not be able to complete their education, can do so successfully. Our team will work with you to determine the best criteria and type of scholarship to meet your giving goals.

Scholarships can be endowed or funded on an annual basis.

ENDOWED Scholarships are invested in the Southwestern College Foundation's endowment portfolio. Only the investment earnings are awarded to students. These scholarships are awarded annually and in perpetuity.

NON-ENDOWED (Annual) Scholarships allow all the funds you deposit into the Southwestern College Foundation to be awarded as a scholarship, usually in the same fiscal year as the gift is received. To continue awarding the scholarship from year to year, annual contributions must be made.

You may also choose an existing scholarship to support through your donation.  

Existing Scholarships at the Southwestern College Foundation

Adelyne Jean Wear Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Adelyne Jean Wear who was the founding secretary to the Superintendent/President of Southwestern College from 1961–1975.

California Association of Nurseries & Garden Centers Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to deserving students with career goals in the nursery industry.

Carolyn Brady Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Carolyn Brady who was a retired SWC employee who worked in the Athletic Department. Ms. Brady desired to support women’s athletics through scholarships and funding program equipment needs on an on-going basis.

CAASSIE (Committee for African American Student Success in Education)
The CAASSIE fund was formed with a goal to close the "opportunity gap"; that one day, all students will have the opportunity to earn a college degree. We want Lavern Cumby's memory and legacy to live on through a cause she was passionate about - education. Your contributions will be used to provide scholarships to help close the "opportunity gap" and barriers to earning a college degree.

Douglas Barnhart Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Engineering and who are also student athletes.

Eastlake Company Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to a student who graduated from Eastlake High School and is receiving financial aid.

Hayden Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Hayden Stewart to provide financial support to a Southwestern College student whose family is at or below the poverty level.

John & Adeline Valenzuela Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded in memory of John Valenzuela, who gave up his dream of going to college when he had to drop out of high school to help support his widowed mother and siblings. The family migrated to the United States from Mexico in 1914 to escape the violence of the Mexican Revolution. Regardless of his limited formal education John had a very successful career in retail and the wholesale foods industry. John was a very hard worker with a formidable memory who would not compromise his principles. He passed away in 2001 at the age of 91.

John Bibbo Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students in need at Southwestern College in memory of former Professor John Bibbo. John believed in helping students find their direction in life.

Marcia Lydia Luckman Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Marcia Lydia Luckman who completed the SWC Dental Hygiene program in 2005. Dental Hygiene students who have completed their first year and are continuing at SWC are eligible to apply.

Marilyn Lassman Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Marilyn Lassman who was the first woman elected to the SWC Governing Board in 1969. This scholarship is open to female students who have children and are pursuing an Associate Degree or transferring to a college or university to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree.

Michael L. Watkins Memorial Business Management Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is open to Bonita Vista High School seniors and Bonita Vista High School graduates who plan to attend or currently attend Southwestern College and are pursuing/will pursue a degree in Business Management. 

McMillin Companies Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Corky McMillin. Students who are majoring in Business Administration are eligible to apply.

Metallic Power Technology Scholarship Fund
Metallic Power develops and produces zinc/air fuels for powering electric vehicles and power systems for emergency backup, distributed generation, and portable generation.

MSE Garden of Giving Engineering Academic Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to meritorious School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering students majoring in Engineering. Applicants must complete a personal statement that demonstrates commitment to the major. Former winners may not apply and students may apply for only ONE of the five Garden of Giving scholarships in a given year.

MSE Garden of Giving Horticulture Academic Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to meritorious School of Technology and Human Services students majoring in Horticulture. Applicants must complete a personal statement that demonstrates commitment to the major. Former winners may not apply and students may apply for only ONE of the five Garden of Giving scholarships in a given year.

MSE Garden of Giving Joseph Conte Mathematics & Computer Science Academic Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to meritorious School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering students majoring in either Mathematics or Computer Science. Applicants must complete a personal statement that demonstrates commitment to the major. Former winners may not apply and students may apply for only ONE of the five Garden of Giving scholarships in a given year.

MSE Garden of Giving Roy Olson Biology and Biotechnology Academic Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to meritorious School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering students majoring in either Biology or Biotechnology. Applicants must complete a personal statement that demonstrates commitment to the major. Former winners may not apply and students may apply for only ONE of the five Garden of Giving scholarships in a given year.


MSE Garden of Giving Physical Sciences Academic Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to meritorious School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering students majoring in Physical Sciences (Physical sciences include astronomy, chemistry, geography, geology, and physical science). Applicants must complete a personal statement that demonstrates commitment to the major. Former winners may not apply and students may apply for only ONE of the five Garden of Giving scholarships in a given year.

Norma A. Cazares & Family Transfer Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to annually award scholarships to students who are transferring to a four-year university and demonstrate a minimum 2.8 GPA along with evidence of a minimum of one year of college or community service, have 60 transferable units and proof of letter of acceptance or proof of application. Priority for consideration of this scholarship will be given to AB540 or DACA students who cannot access federal financial aid.

Norma Cazares retired after serving over 25 years as a Counselor at Southwestern College, primarily working with students desiring to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. She is well aware that financial challenges have kept many deserving students from realizing their educational dreams. Her desire is that recipients of the scholarship will someday pay it forward by donating to scholarships and/or through sustained community service.

Rose Tantalo and Elizabeth Conti Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Professor Rose Tantalo—one of the first community college nursing educators in the United States and a founding member of the Department of Nursing at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. Professor Tantalo was a continuous source of guidance and assistance for many students. Her compassion, charity, and generosity came from a deep love of humanity and this scholarship honors her legacy.

Sarah Riker Memorial Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to Southwestern College students returning to school after dropping out for financial reasons.

Elizabeth Conti was a beloved member of the Southwestern College family for many years. She was the driving force behind the creation of this scholarship in her aunt’s memory. After Liz’s death, her family asked that the scholarship be renamed to include her legacy also.

SODA Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund provides $1,000 scholarships to the 20 annual recipients of the Student of Distinction Awards. Students must be nominated by a Southwestern College faculty member or classified professional.

Veterans Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students who have served or are currently serving in a branch of the United States military.

WalMart Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to minority students majoring in Business Administration who have an interest in retail. 
Last updated: 7/3/2017 10:05:33 PM