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: Rose Kohel Memorial, Pioneer, Pioneer for Distinguished SWTJC Students, and 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. All scholarship applications for the fall semester are due by April 1 of each year. Mail applications to the attention of the Scholarship Committee. Students applying for scholarships through the Scholarship Committee can use only one awarded scholarship; multiple awards are not allowed. The available scholarships are listed below. Some of these scholarships carry more than one student.
Uvalde , United States