Tennessee Promise

Scholarship Fund

Invest in the Future of a Student

Southwest is the largest community college in the state of Tennessee, offering 60 degree and certificate programs. If you take only $250 and invest it for the purchase of textbooks, class supplies or even provide transportation to deserving students in need of financial assistance—the return on your investment would yield another college graduate.

You may recall attending college while working a full or part-time job, and supporting a household in order to achieve your goal of earning a higher education degree. Your investment at Southwest will help other students succeed.

How Can I Invest in Student Success?

Your investment can be made in one payment or you may make payments over time to increase the value of your gift.

Gifts of any size can help a student succeed. You may wish to earmark your donations toward an already established scholarship (link here to scholarship page) or you may wish to establish a named scholarship.

Named scholarships start at $6,000. Unlike an endowed scholarship, unless more dollars are added over time, once the funds have been expended from this scholarship, it will become inactive.

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Endowed scholarships start at $15,000. Endowed scholarships permit Southwest Tennessee Community College to provide for long-lasting educational opportunities and unlike other scholarships, do not dissipate over time.

Scholarships can be named after yourself or in honor of someone. What a perfect way to pay tribute to one who encouraged you to achieve your dreams and goals while attending college!

How Far Does My Dollar Go?

Investment Return on Investment
$250 One-time assistance with textbooks, class supplies, transportation
$500 One-time assistance for two students with textbooks, class supplies or transportation
$2,700 One-time tuition/fees assistance for one academic year
$3,500 One-time tuition/fees and textbooks assistance for one academic year
$6,000 A named scholarship (can be paid in installments)
$15,000 An endowed scholarship to assist one student (can be paid in installments)
$25,000 An endowed scholarship to assist two students (can be paid in installments)
$50,000 An endowed scholarship to assist three students (can be paid in installments)

Since Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, your gift is tax-deductible. And, your employer may have a matching gifts program and match your gift dollar for dollar. Your gift of $2,700 could become a $5,400 established scholarship.

Will My Donation Be Used Wisley?

The Foundation Scholarship office is available to assist you with establishing the qualification and criteria for your named scholarship. Your investment will be in good hands. Southwest's Scholarship Committee along with the scholarship team will assure each year that your scholarship recipient not only meets the criteria but is deserving of the scholarship assistance.

What Should I Do Next?

Call Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation at 901-333-4577 or send your donation to:

Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134

Community colleges have the unique distinction of being institutions of higher learning where the majority of graduates remain in the community as productive citizens. Your donation to Southwest is an investment in the future of your community.

Online Giving

Giving online is a fast, convenient, and secure way for you to give one-time gifts or recurring donations by credit card. If this is your first time using Southwest's online giving option, we recommend that you create a profile. Your information will be stored so that it is unnecessary to re-enter it with each gift.

By making this online gift you are granting permission to be listed in Southwest Tennessee Community College's publications including print and electronic media unless you indicate that this is an anonymous gift.

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Southwest and You: Investing in the Future