Foundation Scholarship and Criteria

As scholarships are dependent upon availability of funds, not all scholarships can be awarded every year.

A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (opens new window) application is the basis for all types of financial aid awarded at Southwest, even scholarships, so go online to apply even if you do not believe that you are eligible for grant programs.

Alumni Scholarship--Full-time Student

Two scholarships are available for tuition/fees and a $75 book allowance for two semesters. The scholarships are renewable for one year, provided a 3.0 GPA is maintained.


  1. Full-time student
  2. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  3. Completion of 36 hours of study at Southwest
  4. Any degree program
  5. Applicant must have received a high school diploma or a GED to be eligible.


Submit application (opens new window) to the Southwest Tennessee Community College Financial Aid Office by March 15

Selection Process

Southwest Tennessee Community College Scholarship Committee narrows field of applicants to three candidates, whose applications are forwarded to the Alumni Association for final selection.