Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship

Congratulations Finalists!

Congratulations to our Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship competitors on being selected as finalists!  The Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship competition will be Saturday, February 11th from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Check-in will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in Christy Administration Building. Following check-in and a brief welcome, students will be guided to Beech Science Center for the written portion of the competition, the interview by members of the Southwestern faculty and an informal discussion with current students.  Parents will stay in the Richardson Performing Arts Center in Christy Administration Building, to learn more about the curriculum, financial aid, and student life at Southwestern. Lunch and a brief wrap-up conclude the day’s activities. Formal events conclude around 1:00 p.m., followed by an optional guided tour for students and parents.

Students may bring a dictionary and/or thesaurus to use during the written portion of the competition. Paper and pencils will be provided.  Participants will receive student and parent schedules along with information about the day’s events during check-in.

Questions?  Call 800-846-1543 or

The Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship is awarded annually to two student leaders who are well-rounded, considerate, hardworking, and community-minded. This scholarship is awarded to extraordinary people who exhibit great potential.

To tell a member of the Southwestern College community that they exhibit the "Builder Spirit" is a meaningful compliment. It is a point of pride to uphold and live out the tenets that are valued by our campus community.

It is recommended that students who make application for this award exhibit a clear dedication to community and a relentless work ethic.

Southwestern College is proud to honor students who do the right thing, who are kind, who are resourceful and eager, and who will exemplify the values of Southwestern College by awarding them full undergraduate tuition, renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

The competition requires that qualified students complete an application, essay, and faculty/staff interview on campus.


ARE YOU: Active in your community? Dedicated and driven?

DO YOU: Help and encourage others? Go above and beyond?

HAVE YOU: Been on student council? Held a job? Volunteered? Been dedicated to an extra-curricular activity such as band, theater, yearbook, or baseball?

Moundbuilder Spirit Requirements

  • Please complete the Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship Application by January 20, 2017
  • To be considered you must also submit your application for admission and supporting materials to SC by January 20, 2017.

Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship Application (Registration closed)


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From introductory courses to advanced seminars, classes at Southwestern are taught by professors with extensive experience in their respective fields. SC faculty combine a love of scholarship with a love for teaching– you will have access to these supportive mentors from your first day on campus.

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