Southwestern to Award Four Full-Tuition Scholarships

Southwestern College is now accepting applications to compete for the Pillars Academic Scholarship and Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarships. The college will award four full-tuition scholarships to first-year students enrolling for fall 2021. 

The Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship, awarded annually to two student leaders who are well-rounded, hardworking, and community-minded. Moundbuilder Scholars are active and service-oriented; they volunteer in their community and participate in extra-curricular activities.

The Pillars Academic Scholarship is a merit-based award that recognizes two students who show outstanding academic abilities. Pillars scholars are described as intellectually and creatively adventurous. Pillars Scholarship applicants are typically honors students who have taken advanced placement courses in high school.

Of the competition, President Brad Andrews said, “The full-tuition scholarship competition continues to bring many incredible young people to our campus, people who are true Builders, who are deserving scholars with special strengths. We look forward to meeting and connecting with this year's group of applicants and are excited for the fall, when they will move to campus and join our Builder family."

The scholarships each award full undergraduate tuition, and are renewable for four years. The four scholarships are valued at approximately $150,000 each over four years. 

The competition requires that qualified students complete an application to compete. Finalists will be invited to campus to complete an essay and interview with faculty and staff.  To be considered for either of the scholarships students must have submitted both their application for admission and scholarship applications by January 5. For more information about each of Southwestern’s competitive scholarships visit or contact the office of admission at Southwestern College by calling 1-800-846-1543 extension 6236.

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