Beginning Fall Semester 2015, all scholarship applications will be submitted online. (See Link Below)
***Please note, applicants must still attach all supporting documentation found in each scholarship’s policies and procedures (such as essays, letter of recommendations, transcript, etc.) with the application. However, applications will no longer be turned into the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Merit Based scholarships are evaluated based on grades (transcripts), letter(s) of recommendation, and essays. Merit based scholarships are awarded based on availability. Applications for these scholarships are accepted the semester before they are awarded.
Incomplete scholarship applications will NOT be reviewed! The Office of Institutional Advancement is not responsible for notifying students of incomplete applications. Therefore, incomplete applications will simply be sent a denial letter in reference to the scholarship applied for.
Be sure you have completed a FAFSA. Completion of a FAFSA is required for all SWGTC Foundation applications. For assistance, please see the Office of Financial Aid.
If you have any questions about scholarships or the application process, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 229-227-2415 or the Office of Financial Aid at 229-225-5036.
General Scholarship Guidelines offer further explanation to some of the criteria in SWGTC Foundation scholarship policies.
Student Enabling Program (Emergency Assistance)
The Student Enabling Program is a need-based program designed to help students with unexpected expenses that may prevent them from continuing their education. This program is open to all students who have completed at least 50% of their program of study. Students may only receive assistance ONCE. This assistance will not be available during the first and last weeks of the semester applied in.
To apply for the Student Enabling Program, complete an application form, information sheet, and include all supporting documentation listed in the policies and procedures. Completed applications should be returned to the Office of Institutional Advancement.
High School Scholarships
The SWGTC Foundation offers high school seniors the opportunity to apply for a scholarship before graduation. A scholarship is awarded to students from each high school in Thomas, Grady, and Mitchell Counties. Applications for the High School scholarship can be picked up at your high school counselor’s office or SWGTC. Scholarship recipients are awarded a $500 scholarship upon enrolling at SWGTC. Awards are announced before high school graduation.