Southwestern University considers all students for a merit scholarship through a holistic review process, with emphasis on academic performance, rigor of classes, personal essay, leadership, and extracurricular and volunteer activities.  A visit to campus, legacy connections, United Methodist Church membership, achievement/recognition in national programs, and other elements also help us get to know you better.

Grade Level/Age
High School Senior
Southwestern University
Award information

$33,000 annually 

Competitive Scholarships offered by Southwestern University are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, extracurricularly and within their greater educational community. While your application for admission IS ALSO the application for Competitive Scholarships, an interview is required for all candidates to advance further in the competition and have unique criteria listed below. 

Eligibility Requirements

Maintain a GPA of 3.7 or higher