Do You Need Money for College?
The Jackson Community Foundation Scholarship program awards a variety of scholarships to graduating Seniors from Jackson County high schools and other Jackson County residents who are attending college. In 2013, we awarded nearly $160,000 in scholarships.
Applicants can apply on-line beginning November 15. Scholarship applications are due by 5 PM on March 3, 2014. You must submit your application on-line and submit all attachments and your entire scholarship package in one envelope by the due date.
Scholarship Application Details
With one application, you can apply for up to five scholarships. As you prepare to complete the application, please do the following:
Read through the scholarship descriptions on our website and determine which five scholarships best match your experiences, academic background and future goals.
Please Note: The Jackson Legacy Scholarship, the Bernice Barabash Sports Scholarship, the Olive Merlin & Jacqueline Dulworth Building Trades Scholarship, and the Myer & Lois Franklin Scholarship each have their own separate applications. Applying for these scholarships will not count toward the five scholarships for which you can apply on the JCF competitive, academic scholarship application.
Be prepared to provide a written justification related to your eligibility for each of the scholarships for which you apply.
TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Decide who will write your two letters of recommendation. Provide one letter from a school-related person such as a teacher, counselor, principal, etc. Provide one letter from a coach, employer, neighbor, or someone who knows you on a personal basis. You should choose people who can write about your character, performance, and personal attributes. (Letters from family members will not be accepted.)
If you apply for the Thought 1 Scholarship, at least one of your letters of recommendation must describe how cancer has impacted your life.
Please review the "Instructions for Applicants and Letter Writers."
Request a copy of your most recent high school/ college transcript that includes ACT or SAT score. The transcript must include the current fall semester.
Prepare to respond to the essay questions which will address your personal and academic accomplishments, leadership, future goals, volunteer and service activities, employment, hobbies, and how you intend to incorporate philanthropy in your life during and beyond your academic career.
Frequently Asked Questions
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