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MEMBER SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES


SWCA scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.

SWCA will award individual member sponsored scholarships not to exceed $5,000. The SWCA Board of Directors has sole responsibility for determining the total amount of scholarship funds available for distribution on an annual basis. 

Qualified applicants are allowed to apply each year.  However, applicants are only eligible to be awarded a SWCA member sponsored scholarship one time. 

Scholarship awards will be presented at the SWCA Scholarship Luncheon .


SWCA MEMBER SPONSOR REQUIREMENTS:
Per the SWCA bylaws, applicant sponsors must be a SWCA member in good standing and applicants must be an immediate family member of the sponsor.

SWCA members are permitted to sponsor only one applicant per year. Members of the SWCA Scholarship Committee may not sponsor an applicant.


MEMBER SPONSORED APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a four-year accredited university.   
  • Graduate students are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 in a 4-point grading system,
  • Applicants must submit an essay titled “Where Do You Envision Yourself Professionally In Five Years And How Do You Intend To Get There?” The essay (one page minimum, single spaced) may include financial needs, unusual hardships, future goals, statement of interest and any other pertinent information.
  • Applicants are expected to prepare their essays in a common text-editing program such as Microsoft Word.  Essay will be evaluated on basis of presentation, content, clarity, grammar and spelling.
  • Applicants failing to fulfill the essay requirement will be disqualified from consideration.  


APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE:


You may also mail completed scholarship application, certified transcript, essay, and other documents in one package to:
Mr. Kevin Callahan
SWCA Scholarship Committee 
4308 Verone Street 
Houston, Texas 77401

All applications and transcripts must be datestamped or postmarked no later than June 05, 2018.

THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO ANY OF THESE RULES OR DEADLINES. 

Good luck to all applicants! 
      SWCA Scholarship Committee        

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