|The Federal Department of Education (ED) is the largest resource for need-based scholarship and grant programs. A comprehensive list of these programs, including eligibility requirements, is located on StudentAid.gov.|
Federal Pell Grant - designed to be awarded to the neediest of students applying for college across the United States. The amount awarded is directly tied to enrollment status. Residential campus amounts are set with 20th day enrollment status. Professional studies amounts fluctuate throughout the semester as classes are added and/or dropped. More.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - a companion to the Federal Pell Grant and awarded to students with exceptional financial need. More.
Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant - one of the few federal grants that is not dependent on financial need. To determine if you are eligible for the grant, take Southwestern's TEACH Entrance Counseling. To receive the grant at Southwestern College, you must be admitted to the teacher education program and maintain the federally required minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. In addition to the FAFSA, the TEACH grant requires entrance counseling and an annual TEACH Agreement to Serve. More.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) - for students whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Irag or Afghanistan after September 11, 2011. More.
Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) - for students who are at least one-fourth American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut as defined by the Bureau. The amount of the grant is based on financial need and availability of funds from the area agency. Students must submit a BIA application for financial aid and supportive documents. Close contact should be maintained with the BIA agency to insure the student has completed all required documents. A student who is a member of a tribe should also contact the tribal office for any scholarships available. More.
Other Federal Military Benefits - for students who are Veterans of the Armed Forces, students currently serving on Active Duty, their spouses and their children. More.