Annual SWOCC Foundation Scholarships

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

The Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation offers more than 100 scholarships for students attending or planning to attend Southwestern, totaling nearly $200,000 in money awarded to students.

    Timing

    Scholarship applications accepted January 1 – March 1, 2022:

    • DUE DATE: Applications are DUE MARCH 1, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. No exceptions.
    • Early Bird Deadline: Applications submitted before 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2022 are entered to win a $1,000 “early bird” scholarship.
    • Don’t wait…Apply NOW! It is HIGHLY recommended ALL applicants read the “how to apply” instructions below and try accessing the application website before February 15, 2022 to ensure they are able to login and complete their application on time. This is especially important for new/incoming students because they need to complete an “application for admission” to access the scholarship application.

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    How to Apply

    Any part-time or full-time student planning to attend Southwestern for the 2022-23 academic year is encouraged to apply.

    Watch this short 5-minute video and/or read instructions below on how to apply…

    First determine if you are a "Prospective student" or a "Current or Admitted Student" and follow the steps accordingly:

    • Current or Admitted Student = You have completed an application for admission to SWOCC. You most likely fall into this camp if you:
      • Are currently enrolled in degree-seeking courses at SWOCC.
      • Have previously applied for SWOCC Foundation scholarships.
    • Prospective Student = You have never completed an application for admission. You most likely fall into this camp if you:
      • Are currently completing your GED.
      • Are in high school and/or taking dual-credit or expanded options classes.
      • Have only ever taken community education classes.

    Prospective Students: If you have NEVER completed an application for admission, please follow these steps below. If you have already completed the application for admission you do not need to do so again (skip this part and follow the steps below for “current or admitted” students).

    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 below instructions for “current or admitted students.”

    Current or Admitted Students:

    1. Go to the SWOCC Foundation AwardSpring Website.
    1. Choose the appropriate path:
      • If you have NEVER before logged into the AwardSpring system to apply for Southwestern 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.
      • If you have previously applied to Southwestern Foundation scholarships =
        • Was the first time you applied in 2020 or 2021? If yes…
          • Enter the same email address you put on your application for admission to Southwestern (most likely, this is your personal email address).
          • Use the same password you created when you previously applied.
          • Forgot your password? Click the “forgot password” button and be sure you’re able to access your email account.
        • Was the first time you applied prior to 2020? If yes
          • Enter your SOCC email address. Use your email with your NAME, (do NOT use your student ID#).
          • Use the same password you created when you previously applied.
          • Forgot your password? Click the “forgot password” button and be sure you’re able to access your email account.
            • Can't get to your SWOCC email?
              • Go to MyLakerLink and login using your student ID number and password.
              • Click HERE to see your “email address” and “email login”.
              • Click on the “Student and Staff Eamail” link 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.
    2. Complete and submit your scholarship application before MARCH 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

    Ongoing Scholarships

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

    LAKERS CARE GRANT (2021-22 ACADEMIC YEAR ONLY) - For both part- and full-time students who have experienced financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can apply once per term during the 2021-2022 academic year. Relief Money for Students Lakers Care Image

    **IMPORTANT** Before applying for any of the below scholarships, please check with a Southwestern advisor, faculty or staff member to ensure you qualify. They are available for students to apply for all throughout the year. Please contact the Southwestern Foundation with questions (see below for contact information).

    Questions? Contact Us!

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