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Jackson Community Foundation Scholarships

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.


Deadline Date

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:


SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

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."

TRANSCRIPTS
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.

ESSAY QUESTIONS

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

For answers to our most frequently asked question about scholarships, please click here.

 

General Scholarship 

Eligibility Requirements

These requirements are applicable to all scholarships offered through the Jackson Community Foundation. Eligibility requirements and selection criteria specific to each scholarship are listed with each scholarship description.

  • Graduating senior from a Jackson County high school or a Jackson County resident.
  • Accepted to or currently attending an accredited college or university or vocational/technical institute.
  • All scholarships may be used for tuition and fees only unless otherwise specified.

JCF Scholarship Categories


QUICK REFERENCE:  List of All Scholarship Names, Eligibility Criteria and Scholarship Amounts  



Automotive Services & Technology

 

Building Trades

 

Corporate-Sponsored

  • ADCO
  • Allegiance Health
  • MACI

Engineering & Manufacturing


Health Care & Nursing


High School Specific

Hockey


Jackson Legacy Scholarship


Myer & Lois Franklin Scholarship


Teacher Education

 

Valedictorians & Salutatorians

 

Various Majors / Fields of Study 



About the Selection Process

In order to ensure the scholarship selection process is fair and unbiased, all scholarship selection committee members review applications in which the applicant’s name and other identifying information has been removed.


Selection is based on how well the applicant aligns with the eligibility criteria, his or her response to application questions and written essays, and the information provided in the transcripts and letters of recommendation.



JCF Online Scholarship Application

Click here to begin your Jackson Community Foundation scholarship application today!



Jackson Community Foundation
One Jackson Square, Suite 308
Jackson MI, 49201
Tel. (517) 787-1321  Fax (517) 787-4333
Email for More Info: jcf@jacksoncf.org

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