Southwestern Scholarships

The Southwestern scholarship application cycle is currently closed. It is open annually from January 1 – March 1

Thanks to the continuous support of our generous donors, the Southwestern Foundation will awarded $100,000 in direct scholarships this year. Even with these scholarship awards, there are many additional students in need of financial assistance with tuition, fees, books and other expenses.

Many of our students are recent high school graduates. Many others are non-traditional students attending college later in life, while working and raising families. Each year, approximately 3,000 students attend Southwestern full-time. Of those students, 92 percent qualify for some form of financial aid. In addition to direct Foundation scholarships, the College also provides approximately $800,000 annually in direct assistance and tuition waivers to students attending Southwestern.

Your gifts to scholarships and programs through the Foundation most importantly support our students, but gifting also demonstrates your commitment to education and ensuring our communities thrive.

Questions? Contact the Foundation:

Email us 
541.888.7209
Tioga Hall, Room #503

Grossman Emergency Scholarship

This scholarship is for students on the Coos and Curry campuses who are experiencing an emergency situation that would prevent them from attending current classes. Prefence is for students pursuing business studies. There is a $250 maximum award per student per academic year.

Grossman Application

Olive Bridge Emergency Scholarship

This scholarship is for students on the Coos and Curry campuses who are experiencing a surmountable and temporary emergency situation that would prevent them from attending current classes. Preference is for students pursuing health care-related studies. There is a $500 maximum award per student per academic year.

Olive Bridge Application


Testimonials

Kara Sharrai

Kara Sharrai

Dr. Sharon Barnett Scholarship Recipient

I am very thankful and blessed that I received a scholarship this school year. The extra money has helped me in many ways. I drive 60 miles a day to and from school. I am able to work less and spend more time on school work which is very important to me. I'm very fortunate that someone took the consideration to help me and my child, because she is going to benefit from her mother having a career. I appreciate this program and the opportunity to be one of the students who has benefited from it and its contributors. Many thanks to all of those involved, it has helped tremendously.

Jordan Willis

Jordan Willis

MLK Jr. Scholarship Recipient

After college, I plan on going to a physical therapy school to pursue my career ... Again, thank you for awarding me with this scholarship.

Sarah Mathias

Sarah Mathias

Mike Groben Scholarship Recipient

My favorite things to do in the world are singing, dancing and working through the personal issues of people. Psychology will be my route to helping people. I would like to incorporate dance into my career of psychology. Thank you so much for contributing to my future success.

Dariane Clements

Dariane Clements

Hales Family Scholarship Recipient

I would first like to start this letter off by saying how thankful I am for receiving this scholarship! Being the first generation of my family to ever go to college makes it a little more difficult on me and more pressure, so I can't explain how much this money really does help me.

Jacob Buffington

Jacob Buffington

Oregon Lottery Scholarship Recipient

My family and I thank you for your contribution to my education, as you have helped to ensure my continued education. In light of your generosity, I hope to one day be a part of this scholarship foundation and contribute to another student’s opportunity for education.

Boyd Bjorkquist

Boyd Bjorkquist

2014 Distinguished Alumnus

Today, we know that for most young people to pursue the careers that will provide them with a reliable and financially secure future they need education beyond high school. Scholarships are vital to ensuring people can go to college and improve their future. You can help. I encourage you to take a step and support scholarships through the SWOCC Foundation in whatever way you can.

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