Col. Robert W. Dobbs Memorial Scholarship

Southwest scholarships are dependent upon availability of funds and may not be awarded every year.

A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application is required for all types of financial aid awarded at Southwest including scholarships. You must complete a FAFSA application even if you do not believe that you are eligible for grant programs.

Col. Robert W. Dobbs Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship or Scholarships is/are available for tuition/fees and books for the academic year.  Students enrolled full or part-time are eligible to apply. Scholarship(s) is/are renewable for the second academic year, provided scholarship criteria are maintained.


  1. Any degree preference is acceptable.
  2. Applicants must be a resident of Tennessee.  Fayette and Shelby county residents will be given preference.
  3. Full or part-time degree seeking student.
  4. Applicants must have a 2.5 high school or college GPA.  Scholarship is renewable, provided good standing is maintained.
  5. Financial aid recipients are acceptable.
  6. Student may be a returning student or entering freshman.


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

Selection Process

The Southwest Tennessee Community College Selection committee will narrow the applicants to five who will then send the final applications to the Col. Robert W. Dobbs Memorial Scholarship committee for final selection.

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