Southwestern Scholars Award - includes all Southwestern Scholarships $20,564 (Full tuition) awarded to students who achieve the level of
- Finalist in the National Merit or National Achievement Programs
- Semifinalists are awarded $10,782 (Half tuition)
- National Hispanic Scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program
- 99.5 percentile on the ACT or SAT (an ACT composite of 34 or a combined SAT ERW and math score of 1520), Test scores must be from a single national test date.
This scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 3.5 cumulative GPA and enrolls for 12 or more hours each semester. Transfer students who were recognized by the National Merit organization as a Finalist or National Hispanic Scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program and who have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA are also eligible for this award. Semifinalist who have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA are eligible for half tuition. This scholarship, along with all other Southwestern scholarships, cannot exceed tuition. Likewise, credit balances from Southwestern scholarships and resources other than loans will result in a reduction of this scholarship. Students who qualify for both the Freshman Award and the Southwestern Scholars Awards, receive the higher of the two.