Southwestern College awards a number of Honorary Scholarships on a quarterly basis, 3 times per year, to students enrolled in our Graduate Programs. These scholarships are available to degree-seeking students who are enrolled or preparing to enter a program and are taking at least 4.5 quarter units. The financial aid office publicizes these scholarships to students through postings and via campus email each quarter prior to registration.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 or higher. GPA requirement is waived for new entering students.
Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (in at least 4.5 units).
Essays are submitted via the SWC online scholarship application for the requested quarter.
Essays are scored/ranked by anonymous readers.
Selection is based upon essay scores and credited directly to the student’s account.
Scholarships are valued at 2.0 units to 4.5 units each.
Preference in selection will be to 1st time recipients annually.
Essay must not be more than 400 words (maximum).
1 essay submission per student, no exceptions.
For maximum scoring consideration, essay must address all topics as noted.
The scholarship application must be completed and submitted each quarter for which a scholarship is requested. Applications are submitted online. Deadlines for applications are sent out from the financial aid office quarterly.