Welcome to Southwest Tech Foundation's online Scholarship Application!

The caring faculty and staff at Southwest Tech are here to help you in every step of your admission journey by developing a student success plan. Student success plans include career assessments, budgeting for life during college, and a support and services plan. College means paying tuition and fees, as well as budgeting for housing, food, and books. Learn how to create a college student budget today to pay for life by setting up an appointment with our team today by emailing financial-aid@swtc.edu.

Interested in learning more about our budget or want to get started now? Take a look at the Fillable Monthly College Budget!

The 2024-25 new and continuing student scholarship application is open now and will close on March 31, 2024.

Only 1 Application Needed to be eligible for more than 750 scholarships valuing more than $600,000 for the 2024-2025 year!

Select criteria does apply, students must plan to enroll for 6 or more credits Fall 2024 to be eligible.

Before filling out the application

  • Section three of the application requires you to answer the following 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!

    1. Professional Activities: List any high school/campus, professional, or community/civic activities/clubs 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 .

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

In 2023-2024 the Southwest Tech Foundation proudly awarded 667 scholarships with a total value over $621,000!

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

* Are you a New or Current Student at Southwest Tech?

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.)

* Are you attending 100% online?

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

Please complete the Child Care Certification Form.
(This form must be printed, filled out and returned to the Foundation - Suite 350.)

To qualify for the Violet Wende Dáil $1,000 scholarship fill out the following:

To qualify for the Jane Dawkins $500 scholarship fill out the following:

To qualify for the Paul D. Dáil scholarship fill out the following:

This scholarship was established by Paula Dáil, in memory of her father, Paul D. Dáil, a California businessman, who had a life-long concern for disadvantaged youth. He worked with and led several charitable organizations focused on providing enhanced opportunities for economically and/or otherwise extraordinarily challenged youth from various backgrounds to earn a fair chance at successfully achieving their life goals.

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. Grammar, punctuation, and complete sentences will be graded!

* 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.