Scholarships

Southwest Tech Scholarships & Grants

Southwest Technical College offers scholarships to eligible students. Explore these scholarship below. If you need assistance you may contact Student Services at (435) 586-2899.

Southwest Tech Cedar City Rotary Club Scholarship (Awarded Monthly)

RotaryThis scholarship is available because of generous donations from the Cedar City Rotary Club.  Southwest Tech accepts scholarship applications and makes awards on a monthly basis, so the deadline is the last day of the month prior to the month the student wishes to start school. Click here for the Southwest Tech Cedar City Rotary Club Scholarship application.  Your application will not be received until all required attachments are uploaded.  You may begin your application, save and return (up to 30 days) and submit once you are ready. If you need assistance you may contact Student Services at (435) 586-2899.  If awarded, you must submit a thank you letter addressed to the Cedar City Rotary Club (submit to Southwest Tech Student Services), and allow Southwest Tech Student Services to take your photo.  The Cedar City Rotary Club may use your letter and/or photo for marketing purposes.

Southwest Tech High School Senior Scholarship (Due 2nd Friday in April)

Southwest Tech offers scholarships to graduating high school students. The deadline is the second Friday of April of each year. Click here for the high school senior scholarship application. Your application will not be received until all required attachments are uploaded.  You may begin your application, save and return (up to 30 days) and submit once you are ready. If you need assistance you may contact Student Services at (435) 586-2899.  Generally, the scholarship will be presented by a Southwest Tech representative at the high school’s annual senior awards ceremonies just prior to graduation.

222nd Military Members and Family Scholarship

Southwest Technical College is proud to extend this application to local military and family members as a possible means of financial support for your education. Click here to download this scholarship application.

Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority

Southwest Tech offers a need-based scholarship program sponsored by the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority. The number of scholarships awarded will depend on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of scholarship money available. For information, contact Student Services at 435-586-2899.

Southern Utah Trucking Association Scholarship

The Southern Utah Trucking Association offers a scholarship to Southwest Tech students to assist with the cost of educational expenses. To apply for this scholarship please complete this application and return to Student Services on our Main Campus. You may contact Student Services at 435-586-2899.

Carmen H. Watson Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity is available thanks to a private donation for students seeking education in the trades:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Plumbing Apprenticeship
  • Industrial Maintenance and Automation
  • Welding

This is a needs-based scholarship; please download the application, fill it out, and submit it to Southwest Tech Student Services or to jmullenaux@stech.edu.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Explore these scholarship opportunities below that may apply to you. These scholarships are not provided by Southwest Technical College but can help in your funding in attending Southwest Tech.

Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship

Thinking about an automotive aftermarket career? Good choice! Servicing or supplying parts to more than 250 million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada can be a rewarding career. An automotive scholarship can help pave the way. Scholarships are available for students training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians, and to students in business, marketing, engineering, or other major courses of study.

All details and requirements can be found at https://www.automotivescholarships.com/

Bestcolleges.com - Scholarships for Women

Compared to men, women receive fewer grant dollars and rely more on private, unsubsidized loans to pay for college. Given that women still earn 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender gap exists in the effective burden of student loan debt. This can impact long-term financial security for women as they’re left with fewer resources for critical investments such as a home purchase and saving for retirement.  We give information to women on how to find and apply for scholarships, grants, and fellowships, with additional tips on saving money in college. We also list a number of scholarships available specifically to women, organized by common fields of study. Click here for more information.

Disability Scholarships A-to-Z

Disability Scholarships A-to-Z is an online directory of scholarships for students with disabilities.

Horatio Alger Technical/Career Scholarships (open until all awards have been given out)

These are excellent scholarships of up to $2,500.  Our goal in assisting students financially is to prepare them for employment.  The Horatio Alger Association awards more than 12 million in scholarships each year—with this as our first year to make available these scholarships for career and technical programs.  Click on: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical for additional information.

Mike Rowe 2017 Work Ethic Scholarship

For the fourth year in a row, the time has come to announce another pile of free money available for our Work Ethic Scholarship Program, a program that gives scholarships to people getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand.

Stay tuned when the program opens in set to launch Monday – March 20, 2017. Anyone with a pulse, and a desire to learn a trade, is invited to apply at that time. You can’t apply yet, but we’ll make an announcement when the program officially begins in March.

Click here for more details

PlumbersStock.com Scholarship Contest

PlumbersStock.com is pleased to announce their Video Scholarship Contest.  This is a unique scholarship contest offered to students studying in the professional fields of Plumbing, HVAC, Irrigation, and other closely related fields. This contest is designed to help students improve their skills and abilities through practice and experience. The scholarship program is centered on creating a short “How-To” demonstration video displaying skill, knowledge, and creativity.  This is one of the easiest and most fun scholarship contests that you can enter to win. There is a total of $3,000.00 in scholarship funds to be awarded. The details and requirements for the scholarship can be found at www.plumbersstock.com/page/scholarship/.  A helpful video about the scholarship and making a How-To video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQKqXYWqQ88.

Sysco ProStart Scholarship

Annually Sysco Intermountain awards one two year scholarship. Five thousand dollars a year for two years to graduating high school seniors who have completed a minimum of one year in the ProStart Program and plan to enroll in an advanced educational foodservice related program. Click here for more details and to apply.

The Community Foundation of Utah

The Community Foundation of Utah is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that connects people, resources, and causes to create meaningful, lasting change for all of Utah.  (Click here for details.)

Mission

Our mission is to harness Utah’s entrepreneurial spirit in service to the common good through smart philanthropy.

What We Do

We strengthen Utah’s philanthropic community by working together with individuals, businesses, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations to create positive change in our state.
We provide:

  • Effective giving tools to our donors. 
  • Valuable grants to not-for-profit organizations.
  • Visionary leadership around the most pressing needs of our community.

Fast Facts

  • Founded: 2008
  • Grants Awarded in 2016: $4.9 million
  • Grants Awarded Since Inception: $33.7 million*
  • Historic Assets: $80.5 million*
  • Charitable Funds: 243*

*As of December 31, 2016

What is a Community Foundation?

The first community foundation was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914, heralding the rise of a new form of collective, community-focused philanthropy. Until our establishment in 2008, Utah was the last state in the nation without a statewide community foundation. Today, the Community Foundation of Utah is part of a network of over 700 community foundations nationwide.