Annual SWOCC Foundation Scholarships

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! See below for information on timing and how to apply.

The Foundation awards more than 100 scholarships annually to students attending or planning to attend Southwestern, resulting in  $100,000+ in scholarships to students. Applicants simply fill out one application and are automatically applied to the scholarships they qualify for.


Scholarship applications are accepted January 1 – March 1, 2020:

  • Application Deadline: MARCH 1, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. No exceptions.
  • Early Bird Deadline: Applications submitted before 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2020 will be entered to win a $1,000 “early bird” scholarship.
  • Apply Now! It is HIGHLY recommended ALL applicants read the "How to Apply" instructions below before February 15, 2020.


Any full or part-time student planning to attend Southwestern for the 2020-21 academic year may apply for Foundation scholarships. Simply follow one the steps below…

Current or Admitted Students:

1. Go to the SWOCC Foundation AwardSpring Website.

2. Choose the appropriate path:

    • If you have NEVER logged into the AwardSpring system to apply for SWOCC Foundation scholarships =
        • Click the “Set Your Password” button under the “First time here?” prompt.
        • Enter the same email address you put on your application for admission to Southwestern.
        • Click on the “Send Email” button. A link to set your password will be sent to your email.
        • Retrieve the password that was sent to your email address.
        • Login using the password sent.
    • If you have previously applied to SWOCC Foundation scholarships in the AwardSpring system =
        • Enter your SOCC email address. Use the email with your NAME (do NOT use your student ID#). It should be something like: [email protected].

Can't find your SOCC email?

            • Login to MyLakerLink using your student ID number and password.
            • Click HERE to see your “email address” and “email login”.
            • Go to SWOCC’s Office 365 email login (link also located in the “Quick Links” section on the left side of the screen), and login to your student email account. Here, you’ll use your “email login” to access your SWOCC email.

3. Complete and submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on MARCH 1, 2020.

        Prospective Students 

        If you have NEVER completed an application for admission follow these steps below. If you have already completed the application for admission you do not need to do so again (go back and follow the steps for “current or admitted” students above).

        1. Fill out the “application for admission”. Allow up to 5 business days to process your application.

        2. You will receive an email notifying you of when your application is processed.

        3. Follow the above instructions for “current or admitted students."

        Scholarship Timeline

        Ongoing Southwestern Foundation Scholarships

        Scholarships and associated applications listed below fall outside the annual Foundation Scholarship application process:

        • They are available for students to apply for all throughout the year.
        • Prior to applying, we recommend speaking with a Southwestern advisor, faculty or staff member to ensure you qualify.
        • Please contact the Southwestern Foundation with any questions (see below for contact information).

        Questions? Contact Us!

        EMAIL   |  CALL: 541.888.7209   |  VISIT: SWOCC Coos Campus, Foundation Office - Tioga Hall, Room 503

        Carlee Nielsen

        Linda Kallgren Nursing Scholarship Recipient

        Elise Ryan

        Smullen Scholarship Recipient

        Cameron Lucero

        Oregon Lottery Scholarship Recipient

        Darcie Gutierrez

        Bezzerides Scholarship Recipient

        Boyd Bjorkquist

        2014 Distinguished Alumnus-
        Scholarships are vital to ensuring people can go to college and improve their future.