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.

Carl E. Swoboda, Sr. Acct Technical Certificate Scholarship

One $500 scholarship is available each academic year.


  1. The student must be in the last semester of their pursuit of the Accounting Technical Certificate during the academic year of the award.
  2. The student must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA
  3. The same student cannot win this scholarship and the Elsie Mae Swoboda AAS Acct Computer Concentration Scholarship.
  4. 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

The Accounting Faculty may nominate students with one name per faculty member. The coordinator of the Accounting Technical Certificate will make the final selection.