There are a number of scholarship opportunities for students entering Southwestern’s MA in Counseling and MA in Art Therapy/Counseling programs. We will work closely with you to help you obtain the student loans and scholarships that you need. We encourage you to review the Checklist for Accepted Applicants to prepare to apply for financial aid.
Quimby Award – Phineas P. Quimby was the founding father of “New Thought” and an inspiration to the founding of Southwestern College.
Art Therapy/Counseling Scholarship – We are seeking applicants who are creative, service-oriented and have leadership qualities.
Counseling Scholarship – We are seeking applicants who are committed to an integrative and holistic approach in counseling. To see what makes our Counseling program unique, check out this blog.
Spanish Fluency Award – Your Spanish speaking skills are highly valued here at Southwestern College and in New Mexico. And there is so much work available for fluent Spanish speaking Counselors in this part of the world…
Older Student Scholarship – We have many nontraditional students here and believe that as an older student, you would provide an added value in the classroom and in our community.
Native American Scholarship – We are committed to having Native American students here at Southwestern College and encourage you to come and add value to our community while you learn.
Family Scholarship – Our students who are parents (especially single parents) with dependents have unique needs. We are interested in helping you make your career goals a reality.
New Mexico Resident Scholarship – We are seeking applicants who are native New Mexicans or who have been residents of New Mexico for ten or more years and intend to practice in New Mexico after they graduate.
How to Apply for the Entering Student Scholarships
Apply to a degree program and receive an “acceptance” letter.
Complete the FAFSA
Select an Art Therapy/Counseling or Counseling program planner from our website. (Dru Phoenix at 505-467-6815 or Emilah DeToro at 505-467-6603 can answer your questions and help you choose a program planner that matches your needs).