Southwestern College is now accepting applications for the Pillars Academic and Moundbuilder Spirit competitive scholarships. The college will award four full-tuition scholarships to first-year students enrolling for fall 2020. The Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship that is awarded annually to two student leaders who are well rounded, hardworking, and community-minded. Moundbuilder Scholars are active and service oriented; they volunteer in their community and participate in extra-curricular activities. The Pillars Academic Scholarship is a merit-based award that recognizes two students who show outstanding academic abilities. Pillars scholars are described as intellectually and creatively adventurous. Pillars Scholarship applicants are typically honors students who have taken advanced placement courses in high school. The scholarships each award full undergraduate tuition, and are renewable for four years. The four scholarships are valued at approximately $150,000 each over four years. To be considered for either of the scholarships students must have submitted both their application for admission and scholarship applications by January 14. For more information, visit or contact the office of admission at Southwestern College by calling 1-800-846-1543 extension 6236.