Annual SWOCC Foundation Scholarships

The application deadline for the 2019-20 academic year has passed. It is open annually January 1 - March 1. A committee is currently reviewing applications to determine final scholarship recipients. Each year, the Foundation offers more than 60 scholarships for students attending or planning to attend Southwestern, totaling more than $100,000 in money awarded to students.  

Ongoing Southwestern Foundation ScholarshipsStudent Scholarship Photo 2018


Scholarships and associated applications listed below fall outside the annual Foundation Scholarship application process:

  • They are available for students to apply for all throughout the year.
  • Prior to applying, we recommend speaking with a Southwestern advisor, faculty or staff member to ensure you qualify.
  • Please contact the Southwestern Foundation with any questions (see below for contact information).

Grossman Emergency Scholarship

This scholarship is for students on the Coos and Curry campuses who are experiencing an emergency situation that would prevent them from attending current classes. Preference is for students pursuing business studies. There is a $250 maximum award per student per academic year.

Grossman Scholarship Application

Olive Bridge Emergency Scholarship

This scholarship is for students on the Coos and Curry campuses who are experiencing a surmountable and temporary emergency situation that would prevent them from attending current classes. Preference is for students pursuing health care-related studies. There is a $500 maximum award per student per academic year.

Olive Bridge Scholarship Application

Candy Cronberger Memorial Health Fund CNA Scholarship

This scholarship is for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and CNA-2 students who reside in the Port Orford or Central Curry (Gold Beach) School District. Funds will help pay for all applicable CNA course tuition, fees and other expenses; including uniforms and supplies, immunizations and licensing fees. Additional transportation and other living expenses may also be funded. Students must be enrolled in the CNA course(s) for the funds to be dispersed.

Candy Cronberger CNA Scholarship Application

Transitional Education (GED) Scholarship

This scholarship is to help with course fees/tests associated with students pursuing their GED completion at Southwestern Oregon Community College. Funding may cover transitional education course fees, GED exam fees, or a combination of the two. Students must meet all qualifications listed and receive endorsement from a Southwestern employee.

Transitional Education (GED) Scholarship Application


Questions? Contact Us!

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Carlee Nielsen

Carlee Nielsen

Linda L. Kallgren Nursing Scholarship Recipient

Nursing is so much more than just a job. It is a lifestyle: a lifestyle of helping those in need. Thank you for helping me in my time of need! This scholarship helps me to repay that generosity to others in the future.

Elise Ryan

Elise Ryan

Smullen Scholarship Recipient

If you have a dream and you are willing to work hard to achieve it, there should be nothing and no one holding you back. To quote Rocky Balboa, ‘If you know what you’re worth, go out and get what you’re worth.’ I am so thankful to you for helping me to try and get what I know I’m worth, and I know your contribution to my goal will be an essential stepping stone in getting me that much closer to it.

Cameron Lucero

Cameron Lucero

Oregon Lottery Scholarship Recipient

I am very appreciative of your donation and am grateful for the opportunity and your donation will hugely impact my life. … I plan to go into the education field and hopefully become a principal or athletic director for a local high school or college.

Darcie Gutierrez

Darcie Gutierrez

Bezzerides Scholarship Recipient

I began researching what it would take for me to return to school at almost 40 years of age with a family, a full-time job and my husband as a commercial fisherman. The scholarship you have granted me will be an essential part of my ability to cover the expenses related with attending Southwestern. I am forever grateful for the honor that you have given me.

Boyd Bjorkquist

Boyd Bjorkquist

2014 Distinguished Alumnus

Today, we know that for most young people to pursue the careers that will provide them with a reliable and financially secure future they need education beyond high school. Scholarships are vital to ensuring people can go to college and improve their future. You can help. I encourage you to take a step and support scholarships through the SWOCC Foundation in whatever way you can.