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) 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.

BancorpSouth West Tennessee Educational Scholarship Fund

Two scholarships are available for the academic year. One scholarship to a current year high school graduate and one scholarship to a returning/adult learner.

Criteria

Two scholarships* (*see below) are available for tuition for two semesters.

  1. Full-time student
  2. Any degree program
  3. Memphis or Shelby County resident
  4. Must demonstrate financial need (Maximum family income must not exceed 80 percent of the HUD median family income for the Memphis Metropolitan Area for 2010. Income must not exceed $46,480)
  5. Scholarship is renewable for a second semester provided a 2.5 GPA is maintained for the first semester.
  6. Applicant must have received a high school diploma or a GED to be eligible.

Procedure

Submit application to the Southwest Tennessee Community College Financial Aid Office by March 15.

Selection Process

Southwest Tennessee Community College Scholarship Committee will choose two recipients* per year.

*One scholarship will be for an "adult learner" (returning student) and one scholarship will be for a "traditional student" (High School graduate).