Serving Jackson County, Michigan since1948

Jackson Legacy Scholarship

The application deadline is March 1, 2016 by 5 PM

The Jackson Legacy Scholarship awards scholarships to qualifying Jackson County, Michigan graduating high school seniors who plan to attend Jackson College, Spring Arbor University, or Baker College of Jackson. The maximum amount of the one-time scholarship is $1,000. Recipients will be selected by lottery drawing.

All recipients, in the year they receive the scholarship, will be required to complete 20 hours of community service before December 1st.

On one application, you can apply for up to 5 scholarships plus the Jackson Legacy Scholarship.  The Jackson Legacy Scholarship has a shorter application that does not require an essay.  If you only want to apply for a Jackson Legacy Scholarship, skip the first 5 drop-down questions on the application, then answer the questions listed below, "You may also be eligible for the Jackson Legacy Scholarship." If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will automatically be directed to the shorter Jackson Legacy Scholarship application. 

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Graduating Senior from a Jackson County High School with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Enrolled in a Jackson County school since 8th grade
  • Living in Jackson County or within the boundaries of a Jackson County school district
  • Complete the FAFSA. (Please note that your Federal taxes do not have to be filed to complete the FAFSA)
  • Agree to community service requirements
  • Enroll full-time (with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours or the equivalent) in a participating post-secondary institution
  • Continue to live in Jackson County

Scholarship Award:

Up to $1,000 

Scholarship Use:

Tuition and fees at Jackson College, Baker College of Jackson, or Spring Arbor University.  

Qualifying Years of Attendance:

The scholarship amount will be prorated based on the applicant's length of enrollment in a Jackson County high school.

Grades Attended / Award
     +8-12 / 100%
       9-12 / 50%
     10-12 / 25%
     11-12 / 0%
     12 only / 0%


Participating Post Secondary Schools


Volunteer Hours Tracking Form

For students who have already received the Jackson Legacy Scholarship, you must complete your volunteer hours by December 1.  Please use the Jackson Legacy Volunteer Hours Tracking Form to log your hours.

 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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