Scholarships

Southwest Tech Scholarships & Grants

Southwest Technical College offers scholarships to eligible students on a needs-, merit-, or leadership/service-basis.  Due to the open-entry nature of the College, the Scholarship Committee meets on a monthly, or as-needed basis to consider applications and make awards.  Awards are based on the the application and its applicability to the purpose of the scholarship fund; award amounts are up to $1,500, based on the cost and length of the program of interest.  Explore these scholarship below.  At the bottom of this page, links to external scholarships are also provided.  If you need assistance you may contact Student Services at (435) 586-2899.

Southwest Tech Cedar City Rotary Club Scholarship (Awarded Monthly)

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 The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Rotary channels commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.

Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.

Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.

Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects.

International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.

Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.

For more information on the Cedar City Rotary Club, please visit: http://www.cedarcityrotaryclub.com/.

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.  

APPLY HERE

If you need assistance you may contact Student Services at (435) 586-2899.

Rocky Mountain Power Scholarship (Awarded Monthly)

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Rocky Mountain Power has been powering the West for 100 years.  The company dates back to 1881, when Salt Lake City became the fifth city in the world to have central station electricity.  Utah Power & Light (UP&L) was formed in 1912 from several small electric companies in Utah, Idaho, and western Colorado.

Rocky Mountain Power and its charitable Foundation are partners in your community, helping to educate youth, improve public safety, and strengthen the economy.

For more information on Rocky Mountain Power, please visit: https://www.rockymountainpower.net/about.

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.  

APPLY HERE

If you need assistance you may contact Student Services at (435) 586-2899.

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

Southwest Tech offers scholarships to  high school seniors hoping to attend Southwest Tech after high school graduation.  The deadline is the second Friday of April of each year.  Click here for the high school senior scholarship application.  If you need assistance you may contact Student Services at (435) 586-2899.

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. You may contact Student Services at 435-586-2899.

Carmen H. Watson Scholarship

This scholarship opportunity is available thanks to a private donation to Southwest Technical College 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 click here to apply.

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/

Computer Science Scholarships

Computerscience.org offers a wide variety of scholarship opportunities for a variety of purposes.  If you’re currently, or planning to enroll in a Computer Science program, check out the opportunities HERE.

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.