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Reaching New Heights Through Southwest Airlines Scholarship: Application Now Open!


Southwest Airlines believes educated communities are empowered communities, and every student should have the opportunity to pursue their educational dreams. To support this vision, Southwest is proud to provide scholarships each year to students across the United States. Through these scholarships, we hope to encourage students to explore careers in the aviation industry and strengthen Southwest’s efforts toward building a diverse talent pipeline.


Applications are now open for the 2023 Southwest Airlines Scholarship! This scholarship is open to students across the country with a career interest in the airline industry—whether that interest is in frontline operations, maintenance, corporate roles, or the many roles in between. Recipients of the Southwest Airlines Scholarship receive $5,000 and are eligible to renew their scholarship annually for up to 4 years. For the application and eligibility information, visit


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Scholarships are just one way Southwest supports students of all ages in their educational journeys! Through our signature Adopt-A-Pilot Program, fifth-grade students across the country are connected with Southwest Airlines pilots who provide mentorship and fun, STEM-centered activities and experiments in the classroom. Southwest also welcomes spring and summer interns into a variety of departments. Through these internships, students gain experience in their field and exposure to Southwest’s famous Culture. Through scholarships, internships, and STEM-focused learning, Southwest is committed to helping students soar!


*Southwest Airlines also offers scholarships to dependents of Employees. For this opportunity, please visit