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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.

Jess H. and Norma Parrish Scholarship Endowment

One scholarship is available for tuition/fees for one academic year.

Criteria

  1. Scholarship award limited to in-state tuition/fees, excluding application and late fees
  2. Recipient(s) may be part-time or full-time
  3. Award may be renewed if recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA
  4. Recipient must be degree-seeking and must (if applicable) have completed development courses
  5. Must be a Tennessee resident
  6. Recipient must have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) in order to be considered for the scholarship
  7. Recipient may be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a school administrator, faculty member, or other official with knowledge of the recipient's financial position.
  8. Applicant must have received a high school diploma or a GED to be eligible.

Procedure

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 one or two students based on demonstrated financial need.