Annual SWOCC Foundation Scholarships

The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation scholarship application season is currently CLOSED. Applications are available annually from January 1 - March 1. Read below for how to get a jump start on your application!

The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation offers more than 150 scholarships for students attending or planning to attend Southwestern, totaling more than $200,000 in money awarded to students.

    Get a Jump Start on Your Application Today!

    Scholarship applications will become available on January 1, 2023. Any credit-seeking student planning to attend Southwestern for the 2023-24 academic year is encouraged to apply. This includes both part-time and full-time students. 

    Here's what you can do NOW to make the application process as seamless as possible: 

    1. Determine if you have ever completed an “application for admission” to Southwestern. Not sure if you have completed an application for admission? Check with admissions via Email or Phone: 541-888-7636.
      • If you are a current student or admitted student, you have likely already submitted an application for admission and there is NO NEED TO DO SO AGAIN. You should be all set to apply come January 1, 2023! 
      • If you have NEVER completed an application for application for admission, you must do so before you’ll be able to apply for scholarships. You may fall into this camp if you are attending (or have attended) Southwestern but have only ever taken dual credit, expanded options or community education classes:
          • Submit your “application for admission”.
          • Allow up to 5 business days to process your application.
          • You will receive an email notifying you of when your application is processed. Follow the above instructions for “current or admitted students.”
    2. Prepare your answers to questions that require more than a click of a button or short phrase to answer:
      • Personal Statements (300 word maximum for each)
        1. What are your specific educational plans and career goals and why? What inspires you to achieve them? (300 word maximum)
        2. What have you done for your family or community that you care about the most and why? (300 word maximum)
        3. Describe a personal accomplishment and the strengths and skills you used to achieve it. (300 word maximum)
        4. Describe a significant change or experience that has occurred in your life. How did you respond and what did you learn about yourself? (300 word maximum)
      • Transcripts: Obtain your current transcripts (unofficial transcripts are just fine). NOTE: the preferred file upload is a .pdf document--photos of transcripts (.jpg) sometimes do not upload well and can be hard to read. **GED & Alternative High School Students: If you do NOT have any current transcripts, but have completed a GED, completed GED courses OR received a diploma through an alternative program, you may submit proof of this completion in the place of current transcripts.**
      • Organizations/Activities/ Work/Community Service: List any you are involved with. These could be school activities, volunteer activities (community/family) and/or paid work experience.
      • Awards/Honors/Distinctions: List any awards, honors or distinctions you have earned and the year they were earned (300 words maximum)
    3. Watch the below 5-min video to prepare for "how to apply" starting Jan. 1. It also includes tips for applying.


    Timing

    Scholarship applications accepted January 1 – March 1. See below timeline for key dates.

    Scholarship Timeline Graphic

    Ongoing Scholarships

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

    **IMPORTANT: Students should speak to a SWOCC staff member prior to applying to the below!**

    Questions? Contact Us!

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