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.

Scott Paper Company Working Scholars Scholarship

One scholarship is available for tuition and fees for four academic semesters (12 hours or more $500; 1–11 hours not to exceed cost of $500). Scholarship is renewable provided a semester 2.5 GPA and cumulative 3.0 GPA are maintained.


  1. Full or part-time student enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester
  2. Minimum 3.0 high school or college GPA
  3. New or returning student
  4. 20 hours per week of verifiable employment
  5. Applied for and found to be ineligible to receive federal financial aid
  6. Tennessee resident or persons exempt from paying out-of-state tuition
  7. Any degree program
  8. Applicant must have received a high school diploma or a GED to be eligible.


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

Selection Process

Southwest Tennessee Community College Scholarship Committee