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Scholarships Offered at SWTJC

Academic Scholarships Awarded through the Scholarship Committee

Other Scholarships Awarded through independent scholarship committees

Friends and Alumni Network Scholarship Awarded to high school graduates of the current academic year

MacKenzie Scott Scholarships The Exemplary Scholarship is available to high school students from partner schools in our dual credit program. The Distinguished Scholarship is available to students with a high school diploma or GED equivalency.


Academic Scholarship Applications

2023 Spring Semester ONLY Academic Scholarship Application Due December 1, 2022

2023 - 2024 Academic Scholarship Application Due March 15, 2023 (postmarked)

Approximately 45 scholarships have been provided by civic-minded individuals and organizations. A faculty committee examines all applications and submits its recommendations to the President of the college who considers them for approval. Awards are made primarily on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and standing (high school grades and ACT or SAT scores); however, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, communicating and reasoning skills, financial need, and educational objective may influence selection.

All students who receive academic scholarships at SWTJC must maintain "satisfactory grades" in order to continue receiving the scholarships. The term "satisfactory grades" is defined as having a 2.50 cumulative GPA (on a four-point scale) and completing at least twelve semester hours each fall and spring semester. "Satisfactory grades" are defined differently for the following scholarships and a recipient should refer to the scholarship description for the correct definition: Central Power and Light Company, the Rose Koehl Memorial, the Pioneer, the Pioneer for Distinguished SWTJC students, and the Vic Leon Tucker Memorial.

A student who receives an academic scholarship must enroll as a full-time student (12 semester hours or more) in order to use the academic scholarship. Students who receive the academic scholarship as entering freshmen are in effect receiving a two-year scholarship for four consecutive long semesters, if they maintain "satisfactory grades." Students who receive the scholarship as first-semester freshmen can expect to receive the scholarship for three consecutive long semesters, if they maintain "satisfactory grades." Students who receive the scholarship as sophomores can expect to receive the scholarship for two consecutive long semesters if they maintain "satisfactory grades."

Scholarship applications may be secured from the high school principal, or by writing to the Registrar, Southwest Texas Junior College, 2401 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, Texas 78801-6297. Mail applications to the attention of the Scholarship Committee. Students applying for scholarships through the Academic Scholarship Committee can use only one awarded scholarship; multiple awards are not allowed. The available scholarships are listed below. Most of these scholarships carry more than one student.


External Scholarships

Bandera Electric Cooperative Scholarship Program Each year, Bandera Electric awards ten $2,500 scholarships. The submission period begins September 15, 2022, and the deadline is February 15, 2023.

Carr Presidential Transfer Scholarship Limited to Six Scholarships per Campus (Transfer Scholarship)

Hill & Ponton Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarships Each year, four scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to the strongest candidates. Application deadlines are May 1st and November 1st.

Terry Foundation Transfer Scholarship (Transfer Scholarship)

Watermark Scholars Scholarship Program for Women in Tech Offering two $5000 annual women in STEM scholarships for the Fall 2022 academic term to support college students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)-related studies and careers. The submission period is from August 15 - August 31, 2022, EST.

Science Appreciation Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who are majoring in STEM are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 1, 2022.

Literature Lover Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who are majoring in English are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 1, 2022.

Engineers of the Future Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who are majoring in engineering are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 1, 2022.

Empowering Mothers Scholarship for Single Moms All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who are single mothers are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 15, 2022.

Lifelong Learning Scholarship All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 1, 2022.

Mental Health Importance Scholarship All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. The award amount is $1000, applications are due December 1, 2022.

Dog Owner Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who currently or have ever owned a dog are eligible to apply. The award amount is $1000, applications are due December 1, 2022.

Holistic Health Scholarship All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. The award amount is $1000, applications are due November 30, 2022.

Living Well Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 15, 2022.

Healthy Eating Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. The award amount is $1000, applications are due November 15, 2022.

Mind, Body, & Soul Scholarship All high school seniors are eligible to apply. The award amount is $1000, applications are due November 15, 2022.

Sports Lover Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who are majoring in athletics and athletic-adjacent studies are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 15, 2022.

Your Health Journey Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 15, 2022.

Learner Geometry Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who are majoring in mathematics are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 15, 2022.

Learner Statistics Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in STEM are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 15, 2022.

Learner Math Lover Scholarship All high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students are eligible to apply. The award amount is $1000, applications are due November 15, 2022.

Learner Higher Education Scholarship All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 15, 2022.

Learner Scholarship for High School Seniors All high school seniors are eligible to apply. The award amount is $500, applications are due November 15, 2022.