Southwestern College is now accepting applications for the Pillars Academic and Moundbuilder Spirit competitive scholarships. The college will award four full-tuition scholarships to first-year students enrolling for fall 2020.

The Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship that is 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 extracurricular 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.

“At Southwestern College, we have a long history of supporting deserving scholars; recognizing the special strengths, the great potential within these students, is a great tradition at our college,” President Brad Andrews said.

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 a competition application. Finalists will be invited to campus to complete an essay, and faculty-staff interview.  To be considered for either of the scholarships, students must have submitted both their application for admission and scholarship applications by Jan. 14.

For more information, visit or call the office of admission at  (800) 846-1543, ext. 6236.

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