Current Students

Continuing Scholarships

  • Earl Lee Moseley, Jr. Scholarship

    Candidates must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis on financial need.

    Amount: Variable
    Application Deadline: May 1

     

    J. Charles Merrill Peace and Justice Scholarship

    For this scholarship, preference will be given to students who have completed at least two years of full-time enrollment, are pre-ministerial students, and/or who have demonstrated interest in activities or occupations which promote peace and justice locally, nationally or globally. Furthermore, preference may be given to students who are members of the United Methodist Church.

    Amount: $3,000 for one year
    Application Deadline: May 1

     

    Alpha Phi Omega Scholarship

    Candidates must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis on financial need.

    Amount: Variable
    Application deadline: May 1

  • Pre-Law Scholarships

    Candidates for these scholarships must be pursuing a course of study in preparation for Pre-Law, with the intent of enrolling in law school after graduation from Southwestern University.  Contact Tish Owen (Financial Aid, 512-863-1259, owent@southwestern.edu) for more information.  

    Judge Richard Critz & Robert H. Purl Pre-Law Scholarship

    Candidates must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis of merit (Critz) and financial need (Purl).

    Amount: Variable
    Application deadline: May 1

      

    Pre-Med Scholarships

    Candidates for these scholarships must be pursuing a course of study in preparation for medical school, with the intent of enrolling in medical school after graduation from Southwestern University. Students planning to enroll in dental school are ineligible for these scholarships. Applications for Pre-Med scholarships, or for more information, contact Dr. Maria Cuevas: Fondren-Jones 241, cuevasm@southwestern.edu

    M.D. Anderson Pre-Med Scholarship

    Candidates must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis of merit and not financial need.

    Amount: Variable, up to $4,000
    Application deadline: May 1

     

    Turner M. Caldwell, III Scholarship

    Candidates must have at least a 3.7 cumulative GPA in their Southwestern coursework and must be entering their senior year. Awarded on the basis of merit and not financial need.

    Amount: Variable, up to $10,000
    Application deadline: May 1

     

    Dr. John W. Foster Pre-Med Excellence

    This scholarship is competitive and is awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. Recipients who also receive need-based financial aid will have this scholarship incorporated into their need-based financial aid package. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes (i.e., 2.0 cumulative GPA, completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted, and earned no more than 175 credit hours.)

    Amount: Variable
    Application deadline: May 1

    Business Scholarships

    Kemper Scholars Program

    Candidates for this scholarship program must be in their first year of enrollment at Southwestern with an interest in exploring careers in administration or and/or Business.  Unusually mature students with broad interests and a record of academic achievement, extracurricular activity, community service, and leadership ability are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have a commitment to the liberal arts and will maintain at least a 3.00 grade point average.

    Kemper Scholars are required to participate in paid program of work for a major non-profit organization in Chicago during the summer following their sophomore year.  In addition, each Kemper Scholar will participate in a summer independent project or internship in the summer following their junior year.

    Applications for the Kemper Scholars Program are available in the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, PRC 164. Questions can be addressed to Dr. David Gaines gainesd@southwestern.edu. 
    More information about the Kemper Scholars Program can be found at www.jskemper.org.

    Amount:  from $3,000 - $8,000 per year, based on need
    Additional summer project grants from $2,000 to $6,000
    Application deadline:  January 11

    Study Abroad Scholarships

    Lokey Scholarship & Kahler Scholarship

    Southwestern maintains two scholarship funds: the Lokey Scholarship for Study Abroad and the Kahler Scholarship. The Lokey Scholarship is reserved for summer study abroad programs. Awards range from $200 - $500 and are made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The Kahler Scholarship provides awards for semester and year-long study abroad. These awards are made primarily on the basis of financial need. Kahler awards typically range from $1,000 - $3,500. Contact the Office of Intercultural Learning for application information.

    Alumni Relations Scholarships

    Greater Austin Association Scholarship

    A scholarship for students who have financial need, minimum 3.0 GPA, and whose permanent home address is in one of the following counties (Bastrop, Blanco, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, and Travis).

    Amount: Variable
    Application Deadline: May 1

     

    Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Scholarships

    Amount: Variable, up to $5,000 per semester for four semesters ($20,000 total)

    The Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Scholarships at Southwestern University are available for current sophomores (who will be juniors in the fall of 2017).  Four new Sumners Scholars will be named for the year.  Students who are pursuing a pre-law path, and/or students majoring in political science, history, or education (elementary or secondary Social Studies focus) are eligible to apply.  To maintain the scholarship, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in a qualified major at the conclusion of each semester, carry at least 12 semester hours, and remain in “good standing” with the University. Eligible students should be U.S. citizens, full-time students, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

    Contact Dr. Alicia Moore (Education, ext. 1975, Mood 224), Dr.Carina Evans (English, ext. 1962, Mood 208), or Dr. David Gaines (Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, PRC 164, ext. 1494, gainesd@southwestern.edu) with any questions.

  • Alpha Omicron Centennial Scholarship (Pi Kappa Alpha)

    Candidates must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis on financial need.

    Amount: Variable
    Application deadline: May 1 

     

    Alpha Xi Delta Stephanie Quimby Memorial Scholarhip

    Candidates must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis of leadership.

    Amount: Variable
    Application deadline: May 1 

     

    Kappa Sigma Iota/Lori & Erik Harpst  Scholarship

    Candidates must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis on financial need.

    Amount: Variable
    Application deadline: May 1

     
    Ouida Henderson/Allison Dickson Scholarship (Delta Delta Delta)

    Candidates must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis on financial need.

    Amount: Variable
    Application deadline: May 1

     

    Gabe W. Lawson & Phi Delta Theta Scholarship

    Candidates must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis on financial need.

    Amount: Variable
    Application deadline: May 1

     

    Nell Barnes Benold ’48 & Zeta Tau Alpha Scholarship

    Candidates must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis on financial need.

    Amount: Variable
    Application deadline: May 1

     

    The Zeta Chapter-Alpha Delta Pi Scholarship

    Candidates must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis on financial need.

    Amount: Variable
    Application deadline: May 1

     

    Kappa Alpha Scholarship

    Candidates must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and completed at least 80% of all credit hours attempted in their Southwestern coursework. Awarded on the basis on financial need.

    Amount: Variable
    Application deadline: May 1

  • A number of both need and merit based scholarships are available through a variety of Methodist organizations. Each award has its own eligibility requirements and deadlines, so be sure to contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions. 

    General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) Scholarships 

    An online scholarship application must be submitted directly to GBHEM in order to be considered for the J. A. Knowles Memorial Scholarship and the United Methodist Scholarship, which were formerly awarded through the Southwestern University United Methodist Scholarship Application.

    *Note: When on site choose General Application

     

    J. A. Knowles Memorial Scholarship 

    Candidates must be a full-time degree seeking student at Southwestern, and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Applicants must file a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be considered.

    Amount: $500 to $5,000 for one year
    Application deadline: March 1

     

    United Methodist Scholarship

    Candidates must be a full-time degree seeking student at Southwestern, and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be considered. Applicants must be an active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application.  

    Amount: $500 to $5,000 for one year
    Application deadline: March 1

     

    United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

    United Methodist Dollars for Scholars 

    Candidates must be a full-time degree seeking student at Southwestern. Requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be considered. Applicants must be an active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application.  

    Amount: $3000 to $4000 for one year

     

    Pre-Ministerial Scholarship

    Pre-Ministerial Scholarships are available for students who plan to enter full-time ministry and participation in the Southwestern Pre-Ministry Connection organized by the University Chaplain.  Candidates should speak with the University Chaplain prior to submitting a Pre-Ministerial Scholarship application.

    Amount:  Up to $10,000 per year
    Application Deadline:  May 1

     
    J. Charles Merrill Peace and Justice Scholarship

    For this scholarship, preference will be given to students who have completed at least two years of full-time enrollment, are pre-ministerial students, and/or who have demonstrated interest in activities or occupations which promote peace and justice locally, nationally or globally. Furthermore, preference may be given to students who are members of the United Methodist Church.

    Amount: $3,000 for one year
    Application Deadline: May 1