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Financial Aid

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships, also known as private scholarships, are not managed or administered by Southwestern, but by outside entities.

Although Southwestern does not award these funds, federal, state, and Southwestern University policies require that the University use outside scholarships as a source of financial aid. If you have been awarded an outside scholarship, please complete our Outside Scholarship Declaration Form Adobe Acrobat File

Information regarding outside scholarships is presented on this page for the convenience of Southwestern students. The University does not endorse, sponsor, or have any role in the administration of these private aid programs, and therefore disclaims any responsibility or liability for the information provided.

Scholarship Opportunities

Jan Egerton & Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

The scholarship is available to students in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Our goal is to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness of mesothelioma, provide information about its prognosis and the dangers of being exposed to asbestos.

Texas Energy Council

Grants and/or scholarships will be awarded to scholars in undergraduate or graduate degree level. The scholar should be in an energy related field including but not limited to geology, geochemistry, petrology and related sciences or in the business fields of finance or economics related to the energy industry.

Mass Mutual Scholars

A national scholarship program for high achieving college students interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry. We seek to increase the number of students completing college nationally, assist in decreasing student debt, raise awareness of careers in insurance and financial services, and recruit and retain the top talent touched by our programs.

Texas Department of Transportation

The Conditional Grant Program is available to eligible students pursuing a degree in civil engineering or a department approved operational business discipline. The Conditional Grant Program will consider both Texas public and private four-year institutions.

Irene S. Wischer Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

The Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship provides college and technical school scholarships to exceptional students. The Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship is a renewable scholarship award, and the value is based on the applicant’s demonstrated financial need.

Buick Achievers

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. Up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshmen or existing college students, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program.

Additional Scholarship Resources