External Scholarships

Scholarships listed below come from outside groups who want to provide financial assistance to SWIC students.

Senior Advisor

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014

Award: $1,500


  • Enrolled in an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university
  • Include a 250 word introductory bio
  • Write a 500 to 750 word essay in response to one of the three topics available on the website
  • Sign and date the Scholarship Award Agreement

Visit the Senior Advisor website for details and application.

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015

Award: Various


  • Must intend to enroll in an accredited U.S. institution for the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Must submit an essay of no more than 550 words

Complete the application on the Mensa Foundation website.

DRK Attorney Scholarship

Deadline: Jan. 16, 2015

Award: $1,000


  • Enrolled in or accepted to a college in the United States
  • An essay about your life with mental illness, the struggles encountered and how you have overcome them
  • Official copy of high school or undergraduate college transcripts for all schools attended
  • Documentation of your diagnosis from a qualified medical professional
  • Proof of legal U. S. residency

Visit the DRK Attorneys website for details and application.

Gallery Collection Greeting Card

Deadline to apply:  Feb. 18, 2015

Maximum Award: $10,000


  • Submit original photo, artwork, or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card
  • Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and enrolled in high school, college, university or homeschool
Enter online at The Gallery Collection website

Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers

Deadline:  Feb. 20, 2015

Award:  $2,000


  • Must be a high school graduate pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Must be majoring in a program that is compatible with a career in the aggregates industry
  • Must have a 'B' GPA

Download the application at the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers website.

St. Louis Area Mensa Scholarship

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2015

Award: $1,000


  • Must be resident of the St. Louis Area Mensa
  • Must be undergraduate 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must have a declared major in any of the mental health related fields
  • Submit an essay of 250-500 words
  • Official copy of college transcript

Visit the St. Louis Area Mensa website for application and details.

Pointe Pest Control

Deadline: Mar. 31, 2015

Award: $750 one time award


  • Must be a high school senior or college freshman from the state of Illinois
  • Must attach a student aid report showing income status of household 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application

Apply online at the Pointe Pest Control website