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 2014, we awarded over $197,000 in competitive academic scholarships and Jackson Legacy scholarships.
Applicants can apply on-line beginning November 15. Scholarship applications are due by 5 PM on
March 2, 2015. 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.
If you apply for the Thought 1 Scholarship, at least one of your letters of recommendation must describe how cancer has impacted your life.
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.
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.
JCF Scholarship Categories
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!