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Tuesday, February 23, 2011
 
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SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $20,000 IN NEW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Awards Offered to Students Studying Mathematics, Science and Engineering

CHULA VISTA, CA – Southwestern College today announced more than $20,000 in new scholarships for students studying in its School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering. Funded by the LIPP Foundation and the Garden of Giving Endowment, the School is now accepting applications for the 14 awards ranging from $500 to $1,175. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 4, 2011.

“Southwestern College is proud to offer more ways to support our hard-working students, their education and future,” Denise Whittaker, Interim Superintendent/President of Southwestern College, said. “Once graduating, our students will become leaders in their field and our community. It’s our job to make sure we prepare them for that responsibility.”

The LIPP Foundation is sponsoring two $1,175 awards for academic excellence in each of the following fields of study:

  • astronomy and physics;
  • biology;
  • biotechnology and pharmaceutical and laboratory science;
  • chemistry;
  • mathematics and computer science;
  • engineering;
  • earth-science; and
  • pre-applied health.

The Foundation is also providing two $600 awards for students studying math endurance.

The Garden of Giving Endowment is funding $500 awards for academic excellence with the following scholarships:

  • Roy Olson Biology and Biotechnology;
  • Joseph Conte Mathematics and Computer Science;
  • physical sciences;
  • engineering; and
  • Barbara Hampson Science.

“These scholarships recognize and validate student academic achievement in addition to providing funds that students can use for books and tuition,” Kathy L. Tyner, Dean School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, said. “We are proud of the academic accomplishments of our students and strongly believe in their potential to contribute to the workforce of tomorrow.”

Earlier this month, Southwestern College announced a $10,000 grant to continue its participation in the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, which helps students pursuing a career in biomedical research earn a four-year degree.

About Southwestern College
Accredited since 1964, Southwestern College is the only public institution of higher education in southern San Diego County, serving approximately 400,000 residents of communities including Bonita, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, National City, Nestor, Otay Mesa, Palm City, San Ysidro, Sunnyside and Coronado. The College offers more than 312 associate degree and certificate options.

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