Eligibility & Guidelines

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY:

  • Graduating senior - Must be enrolled entire senior year.
  • Overall grade point average of 2.5 on 4.0 college scale.
  • Resident of SWISD or student of “Out of District” employee who has attended SWHS all four years, 9th through 12th grades.
  • 95% attendance rate for the Junior and Senior years will be used and calculated by the 2nd period ADA Attendance. 
SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES:

Potential applicants must submit all information (below) for consideration by using the online application process. Each applicant must provide:

1. General applicant information.

2. Short essays including the following information:
  • Describe personal achievements
  • Potential for future achievement
  • Description of positive character traits
  • Description of how this scholarship could assist you in achieving future aspirations. 
3. Contact information for two references must be identified in the online application, and a recommendation form from each of those references must be submitted online. At least one recommendation form has to be from a HS teacher. The HS staff will allocate computer use to assist all students toward completion of application. Please visit the counseling or English department for any assistance.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Attendance and GPA requirements must be met for consideration.

For rubric info, see Application Scoring Guidelines.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD NOTIFICATION:

Upon approval from the Board of Trustees at a scheduled Board meeting, scholarship recipients will be notified in writing of the award with accompanying procedures to facilitate the scholarship process.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT:

The District Scholarship Committee may make recommendations to the Board for hiring annual part-time clerical support through the SWISD Student Scholarship Funds for management and compliance of the scholarship program.