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Technical Education Scholarship Application

Complete this application if you are near high school graduation or are a recent high school graduate.

June Thorley PITU scholarship application

Available for enrolled members of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (PITU).

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Iron County High School Scholarship

Iron County high school students complete this scholarship form for financial assistance to pay for college textbooks and exams at Southwest Tech.

Meet with our Financial Aid Advisor

Click Here to set up an appointment with our Financial Aid Advisor! 

Scholarship Deferment form

Fill out this form if you have a scholarship offer from Southwest Tech, and wish to use it later.

Thank you, scholarship donors!

Southwest Tech scholarships are available thanks to generous donations from individuals, organizations, friends of Southwest Tech, and people who are interested in helping people achieve their goals and dreams.

TECH SPONSOR ($2,500-$9,999)

American Packaging Corporation
Andrew and Janet McCrea
AvantGuard Monitoring Centers
Banks Family Trust
Cedar City – Brian Head Tourism Bureau
Cozzens Cabinets
Gordon and Maryann Goodall
Knights of the Roundtable
Marie Zaphiropoulos Foundation
Neal and Marguerite Smith
Steve Yates
Sunshine Health Foods
Township Pharmacy
Utah Steel
Utah Trucking Association
Wayne and Maria Smith

TECH PATRON ($1,000-$2,499)

C. Pete and Beverly Peterson
Centro Pizza
Choice Builders
Construction Steel, Inc
Fernando Hernandez
Gold Cross Ambulance
Hughes & Associates
James Froyd
John Westwood
LE Modesitt
Liz Biller
Marci Staudte and Kendra Staudte Graves
Rich and Linda Wilson
Richard and Miriam Keener
Smithfield Farms
Southern Utah Manufacturer Association
US Foods
Walter and Miriam Kidwell

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.

The Dot Foundation

The Dot Foundation General Assistance Program is designed to help needy families pay for essential needs while working to achieve self-sufficiency. General assistance is provided for a specific need (groceries, utility payments, clothing, child care, etc.) and will be paid to the organization providing the goods or services on behalf of the individual. No funds will be distributed to the applicant.

Click here for more information

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 here

American Welding Society

The AWS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It supports programs to ensure the growth and development of the welding industry through research and educational opportunities. Our industry depends upon education that prepares the next generation to meet the challenges ahead.

Click here for more information and to apply - 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 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.

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships and Tuition Awards are for outstanding CTE students in Utah. The scholarships/awards are sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) with funds provided by participating higher education institutions.

Visit the Utah State Board of Education Website for more information and to submit your application. The deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year is January 27, 2022.

Chevron and Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship

Together with Chevron, we’re helping advance Utah’s future energy workforce with scholarships for high school seniors and first-year college students who are pursuing STEM courses at universities, colleges, and trade schools in Utah. With the generous support of Chevron, more than $92,000 in scholarships have been awarded since 2016.

Deadline: April 15, 2021

Click here for more information and to apply

Computer Science Scholarships offers a wide variety of scholarship opportunities for a variety of purposes. If you are currently or planning to enroll in a Computer Science program, check out the opportunities by clicking here.

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.

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Nancy Etz Scholarship

Scholarship Award Amount


Scholarship Deadline

February 1, 2022

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Current high school senior that has been accepted into a college or university

Scholarship Essay Topic

Please prepare a 500-word essay that answers the following prompt:

“Describe an area in your life where you demonstrated leadership and overcame obstacles in either your school, society, or family life.”

Nancy Etz Scholarship Application Process

Please fill out the form below completely to be eligible for the Nancy Etz Scholarship.

Winner Selection

The Nancy Etz Scholarship Committee will review all submissions once the deadline passes. By the end of February 2021, a winner will be selected and contacted to receive the scholarship award.

Click here to apply

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Scholarship

The foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) awards scholarships of up to $2,500 to deserving students pursuing a degree that leads to a manufacturing career. Up to 25 scholarships will be awarded in the Spring and the Fall. See recent scholarship winners at

Applying is easy! Students enrolled in manufacturing programs and pursuing degrees in the eligible fields of study are encouraged to apply for an NBT scholarship.

Click here to apply today!

OutdoorStack Scholarship


We are now accepting applications for our Third Annual Financial Aid Program. Each year we award a scholarship to one student passionate about outdoor activities.


  • Must currently be a student of Southwest Technical College.
  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time, part-time, or online education student.
  • Students of all programs are encouraged to apply.
  • This year’s deadline is April 15.


One winner of a $1500 scholarship.

Here is the link where students can apply Scholarship Contest

PlumbersStock is pleased to announce its 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 in scholarship funds to be awarded. The details and requirements for the scholarship can be found here on their website. A helpful video about the scholarship and making a “How-To” video can be accessed via YouTube.

Stella H. Oaks Foundation - for Single Moms

The Stella H. Oaks scholarship is for single moms enrolled in a post-high school program at any tech school, college or university here in Utah. Applications for funding for fall semester are available now (  We still have scholarships available for fall and are hoping to give out as many awards as possible. Interested women can find out more on our website at

Utah Farmworker Program

The purpose of the Utah Farmworker Program is to provide services to farmworkers and their families in an attempt to:

  1. Help achieve economic self-sufficiency.
  2. Contribute to the stabilization of the farmworkers’ continued employment in farmwork.
  3. Acquire skills that permit them to upgrade their employment in agriculture or to progress to other employment outside of farmwork.
  4. Support the farmworker during job training.

Those who have worked in agriculture in the last 2 years get priority service through the Utah Farmworker Program. Visit here for more information.