Tennessee Promise

Foundation Scholarship and Criteria

As scholarships are dependent upon availability of funds, not all scholarships can be awarded every year.

A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application is the basis for all types of financial aid awarded at Southwest, even scholarships, so go online to apply even if you do not believe that you are eligible for grant programs.

Baptist Memorial Hospital Paralegal Scholars Scholarship

One scholarship is available for the academic year. Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in the Paralegal Studies Program, with an interest in Health Care Law.


  1. Applicant must have received a high school diploma or a GED to be eligible.
  2. Declared major in Paralegal Studies Program
  3. Second Semester student in Paralegal Studies preferred.
  4. Minimum GPA of 3.2 or other demonstrable evidence of scholastic aptitude
  5. Scholarship may be renewed for an additional year if student maintains a 3.0 GPA
  6. Full-time students preferred; part-time students may apply 1
  7. Commitment to attend classes regularly and work at the sponsor's headquarters 2
  8. Student must submit a paper describing why they have an interest in Health Care Law
  9. Recipient must reapply after initial academic year

1 Note: Part-time student selection will be at the discretion of the sponsor.
2 Note: The number of hours that the student will work at the sponsor’s headquarters will be negotiated between the sponsor and the student


Submit application to the Southwest Tennessee Community College Financial Aid Office by March 15.

Selection Process

Southwest Tennessee Community College Scholarship Committee narrows the field of applicants to five candidates, whose applications and supporting documents are forwarded to the program coordinator of the paralegal studies program for review, and then to sponsor for selection of recipient.