Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship

Two Full-Tuition Awards

The Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship (renewable for four years if criteria are met) awarded annually to two student leaders who are well-rounded, considerate, hardworking, and community-minded. This scholarship is awarded to extraordinary people who exhibit great potential.

To tell a member of the Southwestern College community that they exhibit the "Builder Spirit" is a meaningful compliment. It is a point of pride to uphold and live out the tenets that are valued by our campus community.

It is recommended that students who make application for this award exhibit a clear dedication to the community and a relentless work ethic.

Southwestern College is proud to honor students who do the right thing, who are kind, who are resourceful and eager, and who will exemplify the values of Southwestern College by awarding them full undergraduate tuition, renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

Finalists will receive invitations to participate in the competition.  The competition consists of a timed essay and an interview with faculty/staff members.  Each finalist that competes will receive a renewable $1,000 scholarship.  Two Finalists will be selected, based on the outcome of the essay and interview, to receive full-tuition scholarships.


ARE YOU: Active in your community? Dedicated and driven?

DO YOU: Help and encourage others? Go above and beyond?

HAVE YOU: Been on student council? Held a job? Volunteered? Been dedicated to an extra-curricular activity such as band, theater, yearbook, or baseball?

Moundbuilder Spirit Requirements

2022 Application

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