Serving Jackson County, Michigan since1948

Jackson Community Foundation Scholarships

Do You Need Money for College?

The Jackson Community Foundation awards a variety of scholarships to residents of Jackson County, Michigan. In 2015, we awarded over $480,000 in scholarships.

Deadline Date

Scholarship applications are due by 5 PM on 

March 1, 2016.  


Scholarship Application Details

With one application, you can apply for up to five competitive scholarships plus the Jackson Legacy Scholarship. 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.


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 are currently attending high school/college, the transcript must include the most recent Fall semester. The name of the high school or college/university must appear on the transcript.


You will be required to upload documentation from your completed 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that shows your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  Acceptable proof documents are the FAFSA Confirmation page or the Student Aid Report (SAR). The EFC can be 0 but not blank. The FAFSA application can be found at http://www.FAFSA.ed.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to our most frequently asked questions about scholarships, please click here.  You can also contact Dana Ashlock at dashlock@jacksoncf.org or Cindy Bellew at cbellew@jacksoncf.org or call 517-787-1321.


JCF Scholarship Categories

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

Automotive Services & Technology


Building Trades



  • ADCO
  • Allegiance Health
  • MACI

Engineering & Manufacturing

Health Care & Nursing

High School Specific


Jackson Legacy Scholarship

Myer & Lois Franklin Scholarship

Teacher Education


Valedictorians & Salutatorians


Various Majors / Fields of Study 

About the Selection Process

Scholarship selection committees are made up of community members who review the applications.  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, Michigan 49201 

 Phone: 517-787-1321 - Fax: 517-787-4333 

 Email jcf@jacksoncf.org

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