How To Apply

How do I apply?
Read the general criteria listed below to determine your potential eligibility and then click on the “Apply Now” button to review specific process and requirements for the Scholarships available in the current year.  Fill out online Application form then submit the application form and all required documentation (listed at the bottom of the form) to the Counseling Office at Sweetwater High School by the due date.

General Criteria for Applying:

  • Be a graduating Senior from the Sweetwater High School in National City, CA
  • Intent to pursue an undergraduate degree and be accepted at a 4 year college or university
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Be able to state your educational and career goals
  • Provide SAT scores
  • Provide high school transcript
  • Prepare a Resume
  • Write a Personal Statement

How are the scholarships awarded?
A scholarship committee determines award recipients. Applications are evaluated by the committees on a wide range of factors including the criteria listed above.

Can I apply again each year?
Yes. As long as you have been readmitted at the 4 year college/university you may apply, again.  To reapply, fill out an application form and attach a copy of your transcript and proof of registration for the coming school year.

Who will the money be paid to?
The money is paid directly to the scholarship recipient.  Award moneys shall be used to pay tuition, room and board, books and supplies or other costs related to your attendance at the 4 year college or university, as permitted by the applicable laws and IRS rules.

When will I be contacted to learn if I’ve been awarded a scholarship?
All applicants are contacted within a few weeks before the end of the school year.  Formal announcements are made at the Sweetwater High School Annual Awards Banquet.

APPLICATION DEADLINES ARE SET ANNUALLY AND TYPICALLY FALL 8 WEEKS PRIOR TO GRADUATION

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AFTER FEBRUARY 1ST