SCHOLARSHIPS

2021-2022 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!!

Scholarship Application Deadline is July 23, 2021, for both the PHI and SWING Scholarships

In Need of Financial Assistance for College?

 

The National Office of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.® is accepting applications for its annual scholarships for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.® is a non-profit organization dedicated to community service, promoting and achieving academic excellence, and enhancing community and cultural consciousness. Our specific purpose is Supporting Women In Need of Growth, which facilitates the attainment of goals that are necessary for personal and professional growth. Swing welcomes diversity, encourages individuality, and offers a haven for women who feel a strong connection with their ethnic heritage. We offer two annual scholarship opportunities, the members-only PHI Scholarship and the external S.W.I.N.G. Scholarship:

The PHI Scholarship (for members)

 

The Phi Scholarship founded in 2006, awards financial assistance to Sisters for college. The mission of the Phi Scholarship is to promote the educational and economic advancements of women based on the fundamental foundations of our beloved organization, Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc. ®.  “We as an organization are willing to affect social change, in accordance with its values and goals, Swing Phi Swing,® will dedicate its time to enhance the quality of life in the communities that it serves.”

Applicant must:

  • Be financially active on the local and national levels.Be currently enrolled as a full-time student at a nationally accredited institution of higher education (i.e. college, university, or technical institute) for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

  • Submit most recent official transcript from institution of attendance.

  • Complete and submit a PHI Scholarship application.

  • Submit an employment or SWING activity resume.

  • Submit a photo dressed in professional attire. Please no “selfies.” If you need guidance, please see the application form.

  • Submit one letter of recommendation from an executive officer of your local chapter, a national executive officer, a Board of Director, Rites of Passage Coordinator, Assistant Rites of Passage Coordinator, and/or chapter advisor.  

  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the school of attendance on school letterhead. 

  • Have a grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Select one of the following prompts to submit a 1-page, single-spaced essay. (If you have applied previously for this scholarship, you must use a new essay prompt):

    • What does activism mean to you and how have you been able to affect social change?

    • How can and do you contribute positively to your community as a member of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.?

    • How will the lessons you have learned throughout your educational experiences positively influence the growth and development of your family, community, and Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.?

 

NOTE: Executive Officers and Board Members may not apply while in office or serving as a member of the Board.

Award Designation

Money is made payable directly to the college or university from the national office operating account. When money is payable to the institution, it can be designated for tuition, fees, or supplies.  

 

Specific Rules

No member of the selection committee can benefit in any way from choosing the scholarship recipients (e.g., committee members and their relatives are prohibited from applying or benefiting from this scholarship award). The school must have the final say on which students receive the scholarship.

 

You must ensure that any non-U.S. citizen who receives a scholarship is not on a published "Specifically Designated Nationals" terrorism watch list. 

The S.W.I.N.G. Scholarship (external)

The S.W.I.N.G. Scholarship is envisioned as an external scholarship process and is open to women of all ages, who are furthering their education, and who are experiencing financial hardship. The mission of the S.W.I.N.G. Scholarship is to promote the educational and economic advancements of women based on the fundamental foundations of our beloved organization, 

 

Money is made payable directly to the college or university from the national office operating account. When money is payable to the institution, it can be designated for tuition, fees, or supplies. This year we will award (2) academic scholarships to deserving female students for the upcoming academic year. 

Applicant must:

  • Be female. 

  • Be a woman of color. 

  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time student at a nationally accredited institution of higher education (i.e. college, university, or technical institute) for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

  • Have rendered service in their community during the 2019-2021 school years.

  • Submit a sealed and most recent official transcript from institution of attendance.

  • Complete and submit a SWING Scholarship application.

  • Submit a resume that includes professional objective, extracurricular activities, and community service involvement (please include a summary of what you do for the community service project and include references, non-relatives)

  • Submit a photo dressed in professional attire. Please no “selfies.” If you need guidance, please see attachment.

  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the current school of attendance on school letterhead.

  • Submit one letter of recommendation from any other person of your choice (may not be a family member).

  • Submit a biographical outline, including reasons for pursuing your educational program (maximum of 2 pages typed, Times New Roman font, size 12).

  • Submit a 1-page, single-spaced essay which answers the question, “What does activism mean to you and how have you been able to affect social change?

  • Submit a 1-page, single-spaced essay which answers the question, “How will the lessons you have learned throughout your educational experiences positively influence the growth and development of your family, community, and yourself?"

Award Designation

Money is made payable directly to the college or university from the national office operating account. When money is payable to the institution, it can be designated for tuition, fees, or supplies.

Specific Rules

No member of the selection committee can benefit in any way from choosing the scholarship recipients (e.g., committee members and their relatives are prohibited from applying or benefiting from this scholarship award). The school must have the final say on which students receive the scholarship.

 

You must ensure that any non-U.S. citizen who receives a scholarship is not on a published "Specifically Designated Nationals" terrorist watch list.

 

Contact Us:

Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Inc.®

National Scholarship Committee

877-447-1969

scholarships@swingphiswing.org