Welcome to Southwest Tech Foundation's online Scholarship Application!

Before filling out the application

There are a few things to know prior to filling out the application.

  • Section three of the application requires you to answer three short answer questions. It is highly recommended that you prepare these answers prior to starting the application. Grammar, punctuation, and complete sentences will be graded!

    Those questions are as follows:

    1. Professional Activities: List campus, professional, and/or civic activities you are involved in. If you are not able to be involved, explain what keeps you from being more involved.
    2. Career Objectives: What are your career goals and how does attending Southwest Tech help further your goals?
    3. Financial Need: Please explain your financial need. Include employment situation and any special circumstances.
  • You will be asked to give two references. The references cannot be related to the applicant. Example of a reference - past teacher, current instructor, or employer.

    • Reference name and email are required.
    • When the application is submitted, the references will be automatically sent a recommendation form via email.
    • Applicants will be informed via email when references have completed the reference forms.
  • A completed FAFSA is recommended for scholarships based on financial need.

  • Students applying for the Child Care Scholarship must complete the Child Care Certification Form .


Please click the "Apply Now" button to begin the application. Deadline is March 31, 2022.

Apply for Additional Scholarships

Students have many opportunities to gain money to pay for schooling! External scholarships are additional scholarships you can use at Southwest Tech that are not funded by Southwest Tech. Learn More

The Southwest Tech Foundation is proud to offer scholarship opportunities to all current and incoming students in good academic standing that are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester.

Students with a documentable disability who are enrolled in less than 6 credits must have a plan on file with Disability Services.

In 2020-2021 the Southwest Tech Foundation proudly awarded over 600 scholarships valuing over $369,000.

Click on External Scholarships to see scholarships offered from external sources available to Southwest Tech students.

Earn Extra Money and Help Southwest Tech

Join the Southwest Tech Foundation Call Center Team. We are looking for friendly, professional students to call alumni and friends to raise funds for scholarships and student programs.

  • Develop professional skills
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Complete the online application and check "Foundation Phone-a-thon" under Employment Information for the type of work.

If you are unable to access documents here, please contact Foundation (foundation@swtc.edu, 608.822.2348)

* Denotes required fields.

The following questions allow Scholarship Selection Committee to match applicants with scholarships with specific criteria. Please answer to the best of your ability.

Personal/Contact Information

If you are a returning Southwest Tech student or have been accepted, please enter your student ID #, not your username. (example: "5551234", not "abc1234")

* Gender

(Please use a personal email, not your high school email)

Home Address
College Address (if you moved to attend Southwest Tech)
Education Background

* Choose one of the following:

Program/s Enrolled In

If you are enrolled in two programs, please let us know what the second program is.

See the curriculum on your program page for semester credits.
To qualify for scholarships, students must have a minimum of 6 credits per semester.

Following is a list of items related to the criteria of some scholarships. Please check and fill in all that apply.

* I submitted a FAFSA for the 2022-23 school year.

Please complete the Child Care Certification Form.
(This form must be printed, filled out and returned to the Foundation - Room 498.)

To qualify for a $1,000 scholarship fill out the following:

The following questions are criteria for specific scholarships and are optional. Please know that it is against the law for Southwest Tech to report a student or family’s immigration status and your status will not be shared with anyone outside of the scholarship selection committee.

Please answer the following narrative questions. These questions account for 50% of the overall application score.

* I give my permission to the Southwest Tech Foundation to release the scholarship information, general information from above, and my photograph to scholarship donors and for usage in other promotional purpose.

References are extremely important when awarding scholarships. You may ask an instructor, advisor, counselor, employer, clergy, or other person NOT related to you to complete this form.

  • Your scholarship application WILL NOT be considered unless two reference forms are received.
  • Make sure your reference emails are correct.
    If emails are not correct, References will not receive the recommendation form and your scholarship application will be incomplete.

First Reference

Second Reference

Your references will be emailed a link to the reference form when your scholarship application is submitted.

Last Step!

Please review the information you entered and make any changes needed by clicking the Previous button.

Personal & Program Information


Narrative Questions

Recommendation Forms

By clicking the "Sign and Submit" button below, I certify that the information I have provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. Further, I authorize Southwest Tech to release any pertinent information to the Southwest Tech Foundation. This application and supporting documents become the property of Southwest Tech Foundation. I also give permission to the Foundation office to collect necessary FAFSA information from the Southwest Tech Financial Aid office.

By signing below I authorize my selected references to furnish the Foundation with any and all information in connection with my scholarship application.

You need to electronically "sign" the application.
First, we need your name. Next we need your birthdate.