Tennessee Promise

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.

Donna T. Springfield Nursing Scholarship

One academic scholarship for tuition/fees, textbooks, and supplies are available to a student(s) enrolled in the Nursing Program.


  1. Applicants must be the spouse of a Collierville Police Officer.
  2. Full-time or part-time student planning to major in or is enrolled in the Nursing Program.
  3. Minimum 2.0 GPA
  4. Scholarship is renewable if all above requirements are met.
  5. Applicant must have received a high school diploma or a GED to be eligible.


Submit application 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 four, whose applications are forwarded to the donor's scholarship committee for selection of the recipient.