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The Southwest Airlines® Community Scholarship: Applications Now Open!


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


Applications are now open for the 2024 Southwest Airlines Community Scholarship! This scholarship is open to students who are pursuing higher education and have career interests in the airline industry—whether that interest is in frontline operations, maintenance, finance, communications, or the many positions in between. Recipients of this scholarship are eligible to receive $5,000 per year for up to four years – a total award of $20,000!


For full eligibility and application information, visit Applications close Tuesday, April 2, 2024!


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