Our College and Career Scholarship Program
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For twenty-five years, Southwest Preparatory School has created a school program and environment that prepares students to succeed in the real world through academic achievement, career readiness, developing good character, and a civic purpose.
We feel so strongly about the potential of each student that we are willing to invest in their future.
For students dedicated to working hard to achieve their future career goals, we provide an opportunity for them to earn up to $4,200 in scholarship funds. Since 2012, the Southwest Winners Foundation’s College and Career Scholarship Program have awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to our graduates to help pay for their College, University, Trade, Tech, or Vocational schools.
We need your help so that we can continue to eliminate financial barriers to college and post-high school career training for our graduates. Please consider giving the gift of education and a bright future to SWPREP students.
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Channelle – 2020 Graduate, Salutatorian, College Scholarship Recipient, Member of the National Honor Society
"My educational journey at Southwest Preparatory School began in the 6th grade. I enjoyed the number of students per class are small which allowed me to get to know other students and teachers, build lifetime friendships, while learning in a safe environment. I was encouraged to aim and aspire to excel in the things I was good at, to maximize opportunities, and to be resilient when adversity arises.
SWPREP granted me the opportunity to begin college at age 16 at St. Phillips College in the Dual Credit Program while I continued taking self-place classes and advancing towards graduation. I was allowed to transfer to Texas A&M University San Antonio where all my college expenses where paid for by Southwest Preparatory School. I was able to go to college free of cost even before I graduated high school! I am now pursuing my bachelor degree in nursing at UTSA.
I received a College and Career Scholarship from SWPREP because I was able to maintain good grades, attendance, with excellent behavior. This program has been the best thing about choosing Southwest Preparatory School for my educational journey. It is important to be in a school where you can successfully achieve your future educational goals, be motivated, and geared with the right tools to be successful in college as well as being an essential part of our growing community."
Isaiah – 2018 Graduate
"I am a first year apprentice as an electrician at South Texas Electrical J.A.T.C. in San Antonio. In choosing my career path, I thought there were at least three things everyone needs in life: a good mechanic, a nurse, and an electrician. I choose to be an electrician as it is a growing field."
Isaiah earned $2,400 from the College and Career Scholarships Program which covered his tuition at J.A.T.C. so he didn't have any out of pocket expense. "So far, being an electrician is great. The trade school has a job placement so I am working on a project at UTSA and it is steady work. The classes are not that difficult. I currently have an A average."
"I enjoyed my time at SWPREP." He played sports credits the teachers at the school for providing a good experience for him. Having he opportunity to earn The College and Career Scholarship funds "really motivates you to get on the AP Honor Roll, show up to school, and be on time to class. I encourage other students to earn those scholarships as it will help them."
Raz – 10th Grader and Future Graduate
"I’m a 14-year-old sophomore at the New Directions campus. The teachers here are amazing and have been so supportive throughout my educational journey. I have gotten to participate in the dual credit program by taking classes at St. Phillip’s college and have now transferred to Texas A&M University-San Antonio this semester. I really enjoy getting to take college classes while still in high school.
My goal after graduating is to continue on at Texas A&M University-San Antonio for my associate's degree and then transfer to the University of the Incarnate Word for my bachelor’s degree. I would really love to be a forensic DNA analyst when I graduate from college, but I also wouldn’t mind following the path to becoming a medical geneticist.
I am also active in the community and began a Bullying Prevention and Awareness program when I was in the fifth grade, called Bullying Stops Today. I work with many schools throughout the city and I also meet with local business leaders and politicians to raise awareness of the bullying problem that is so common in our society. I have developed a website at www.bullyingstopstoday.net
The teachers and staff at SWPREP have been amazing during my time here, and they have always supported all my interests and extra activities and encouraged me to go after my dreams. I believe that they have helped prepare me for my future in college and beyond. The College and Career Scholarship Program, that is offered at SWPREP, is so important to me because it is going to help me achieve my goals.
My mom has raised me on her own since I was 2, and has always encouraged me to be the best person I can be. I want to be able to take some of the financial burden of college off of her and take advantage of every scholarship opportunity that I have available. The school is helping so much in that area, and I am very grateful."
Damaris - 2019 Graduate
"Southwest Preparatory School prepared me for college in many different ways." Claudio had the opportunity to earn college credits while attending SWPREP by participating in the College Dual Credit program at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. By having this college experience, "I was able to develop the critical thinking and learning skills needed in order for me to succeed in my academic pursuits."