Annual SWOCC Foundation Scholarships

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL MARCH 1, 2021 AT 11:59 P.M. PST! See below for information on timing and how to apply.

The SWOCC Foundation offers more than 100 scholarships annually for students attending or planning to attend Southwestern, totaling nearly $150,000 in awards. Applicants submit one application online and are automatically applied to the scholarships they qualify for.

TIMING

Scholarship applications are accepted January 1 – March 1, 2021:

  • DUE DATE: Applications are DUE MARCH 1, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. No exceptions.
  • Early Bird Deadline: Applications submitted before 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2021 will be 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, 2021 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Any  student (both full-time and part-time) planning to attend Southwestern for the 2021-22 academic year is encouraged to apply. Watch the below 5 minute video and/or follow the steps written out below.

Current or Admitted Students:

1. Go to the SWOCC Foundation AwardSpring Website.

2. Choose the appropriate path:

a) 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.

b) If you have previously applied to Southwestern Foundation scholarships =

Was the first time you applied in 2020? 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 SOCC 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 Email” 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 SOCC email.

3. Complete and submit your scholarship application before MARCH 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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 (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. We highly recommend completing this step no later than Feb. 15 to ensure your application is processed in time to apply for SWOCC Foundation scholarships. 
2. You will receive an email notifying you of when your application is processed.
3. Follow the above instructions for “current or admitted students.”

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Questions about Southwestern Foundation scholarships? Contact [email protected] or 541-888-7209.

Scholarship Timeline

Ongoing Southwestern Foundation Scholarships

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

  • **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   |  VISIT: SWOCC Coos Campus, Foundation Office - Tioga Hall, Room 503